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5-year-old boy found dead near in Port Allen

PORT ALLEN, La. (AP) - Authorities say a 5-year-old boy with autism has been found dead near U.S. 190 in Port Allen after being reported missing from a Christmas party two miles away. 

The Advocate reports that the boy's body was found Saturday morning after going missing the night before. 

State Police Trooper Jared Sandifer says in a news release that foul play is not considered a factor in the boy's death, but it has not been ruled out. 

A search ended at 12:45 a.m. Saturday when a volunteer firefighter found the body in grass beyond the westbound shoulder of U.S. 190 east of Louisiana 415. 

An autopsy has been scheduled. The boy's name was not released.

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