Hinesville Police locate missing autistic boy deceased in pond near home

HINESVILLE, GA (WTOC) - Hinesville Police have located 3-year-old Ayiden James Quilter in a pond that was located roughly 200 feet near his home in the Governor's Quarters neighborhood.

Quilter was reported missing from the Governor's Quarters neighborhood a few hours.

Officers say incidents like this are simply tragic.

"Always be aware of where your children are playing," said Lt. William Oberlander with Hinesville Police. "Bodies of water are very dangerous. Be aware of where your children are. Keep your eyes on them. I know they're children and they play. It's a tragic accident."

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