April 5, 2012

Missing Child's Body Located In Knox County

The body of missing 6 year old Christian R. Baucom was located March 28th by the Missouri State Highway Patrol's Dive Team at 12:25 p.m., in a pond approximately 250 yards from the family residence in rural Knox County.

Baucom went missing on Tuesday, March 27, at approximately 12:50 p.m., from his residence on Route K, near Colony, Missouri. The Missouri State Highway Patrol, the Knox County Sheriff's Department, the Knox County Fire Department, the Edina Fire Department, and several other area law enforcement and fire agencies, along with volunteers, searched into the night on Tuesday. The Patrol's helicopter and K-9 both were utilized during the search. A number of volunteers from Scotland County participated in the search efforts.

The search resumed the following morning at approximately 8:00 a.m. and continued until the body was located in a pond by Patrol divers shortly after noon.

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