Friday, April 9, 2010

Villa Rica, Georgia: Missing Autistic 6-Year-Old, Christian Dejons, Found Dead In Lake

Villa Rica boy's death ruled accidental

By Marcus K. Garner and Kristi E. Swartz

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

So, it was easy for the 6-year-old Villa Rica boy to wander off toward it.

Christian Dejons went missing on Wednesday. His body was found in the lake later that day.

His death was ruled as an accident, Douglas County Sheriff's Deputy Capt. Bobby Holmes said Friday.

"There's no foul play. He just wandered off and got in the water," Holmes told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Friday.

Dejon was spotted around 3:30 p.m. by a Douglas sheriff's deputy flying in a Georgia State Patrol helicopter over a lake in the Mirror Lake subdivision, Holmes said.

"The deputy saw something that looked like a body in the water," Holmes said. "They landed the helicopter, and the deputy went in and got the little boy and began CPR."

Emergency crews tried to revive the boy, and he was taken to Tanner Medical Center in Villa Rica where he was pronounced dead, authorities said.