WESTBORO — A 4-year-old who was found in the swimming pool at a condominium complex today has died, according to Worcester District Attorney Joseph D. Early Jr.'s office.
Alexie Lepoer, who had been reported missing shortly before 5 p.m., was found in the murky water of the pool at Park Village West Apartments, 135 E. Main St., shortly after 5:30 p.m., said Timothy Connolly, spokesman for Mr. Early, in a statement late tonight. The boy lived in Apartment R4 at the complex, the statement said.
Resuscitation efforts were made at the scene and the boy was taken to UMass Memorial Medical Center in Worcester, where he was pronounced dead, the statement said.
The Office of the Chief Medical Examiner will determine the cause and manner of death, the statement said.
Before the boy was found, Westboro police and firefighters, a dive team and the state police and a search dog were dispatched to look for a missing boy, who was said to have autism and was non-verbal, according to the Westborough Patch. The boy's father had reported him missing at 4:55 p.m., the Patch said. The report said the boy was believed to have gone out a window of a building at the complex.
The boy's diaper and a house phone were found near the pool, according to the Patch.
The pool was fenced in and had not opened for the season, according to Channel 25 news. The TV station said the boy must have walked 300 to 400 feet to get to the pool from his unit.