Landon “Waldy” Raber Missing – A missing youngster with autism has been found dead, according to the Toga Volunteer Fire Department. Deputies in Buckingham County say six-year-old Landon, was last seen on Sunday wearing gray jeans and a green and blue t-shirt near New Store Road.
Waldy went missing tonight around 8 pm at his grandparent’s farm in Buckingham county. Officials with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office deputies were looking for 6-year-old Landon, whose nickname is “Waldy.” According to the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office, 6-year-old Landon was last spotted in the New Store Rd. area, he was wearing gray slacks and a green and blue t-shirt. According to the department, Landon is autistic and has no speech. Anyone with information is urged to call 434-969-1772.
Landon was found deceased around 5:30 am, according to the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office. All first responders have cleared the scene. Deputies with the Buckingham County Sheriff’s Office are still there. The department is urging all volunteers to cancel their response.
INITIAL REPORT FROM THE BUCKINGHAM COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE – At 8:45 pm – Missing Person, In the area of 4650 New Store Road. Please be on the lookout for a missing 6-year-old non-verbal, autistic male LAST SEEN WEARING GRAY PANTS AND A GREEN AND BLUE TSHIRT near the area of 4650 New Store Rd. If seen or located, please call the Buckingham Sheriffs’ Office at 434-969-1772. Sheriffs’All Buckingham County Vol. Fire Depts., ES 1, BCDES, BSO, VSP, VDEM Search and Rescue, VSP Helicopter, and VSP canine units are assisting.
UPDATE FROM THE DEPARTMENT – At 0530 this morning, Landon “Waldy” Raber’s body was found in a small pond on the property that he went missing from. While this was not the outcome anyone was wanting or expected, we’d like to thank everyone who was involved in searching all evening and all night.
This includes, but is not limited to, VSP, all Buckingham Volunteer Fire Departments, BCDES, deputies from multiple other counties, and personnel from other volunteer fire departments.
Please keep the family in your thoughts, and respect their privacy during this difficult time.
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