Bizarre: Harrisburg, PA Mother Kimberly Tutko Said She Didn’t Know Her 8 Year Old Mentally Disabled Son Had Been Dead in Home for Days

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A Harrisburg, Pennsylvania mother, Kimberly Tutko, stated that she did not know that her 8 year old severely mentally disabled had died in her home until her husband told her four days after the fact. HUH? According to accounts, Kimberly Tutko noticed a strange odor coming from the 3rd floor of their home along the 2100 block of Green Street.  Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, brought down their son, Jarrod Jr., who had been dead for four days. The mother called 911 and police  The 8 year old deceased child was severely mentally disabled and was diagnosed with autism, failure to thrive and Fragile X Syndrome, a genetic defect, that causes intellectual disability, behavioral and learning challenges. It’s not clear how the child died; however, an autopsy is scheduled for this week. According to court records, 38 year old Jarrod Nicholas Tutko Sr. was charged with endangering the welfare of children, concealing the death of a child and abuse of a corpse. His bail was set at $500,000.

HUH

The mother of a boy found dead in an uptown Harrisburg home said her husband waited about four days to reveal to her that their son had died.

Kimberly Tutko said she noticed a strange odor coming from the third floor of her Green Street home Friday night.

Her husband, Jarrod Nicholas Tutko, went upstairs and came back with body of their eight-year-old son, Jarrod Jr., wrapped in a sheet and laid him on the bathroom floor, she said.

Believing the boy had just died, Kimberly Tutko said she pulled the sheet back and quickly realized he had been dead for several days.

Kimberly Tutko said her husband told her the child died on Tuesday.

“I said to him ‘Why didn’t you say anything?’” Kimberly Tutko said. “He said he was too afraid to say anything because of other kids in the house.”

Kimberly Tutko said she understands people will find it difficult to believe she did not know her son was dead. YA THINK!

The couple has five other children, ages 13, 12, 10, 6 and 3, were removed from the home Friday night and place in protective custody. Several of the children suffer from serious medical conditions. The children are being cared for by the county children and youth specialists.

Marcus Fiesel Murder Story on TV Sunday Night on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall”

Marcus Fiesel Murder Story on TV Sunday Night at 10 p.m. Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.

It was August 15, 2006 when Liz and husband David Carroll said on  that 3 year old Marcus Fiesel disappeared in an Anderson Township, OH park. This sparking a search by thousands of volunteers that lasted several days. Marcus’ mom Liz Caroll tearfully begged people to help find her son, all the while she knew exactly what had happened and what she did to this poor child.

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Marcus Fiesel, RIP

The death of 3-year-old Marcus Fiesel, who authorities said was killed by his foster parents in 2006, will be featured on “Deadline: Crime with Tamron Hall” 10 p.m. Sunday on the Investigation Discovery channel.

The one-hour show includes an interview with Liz Carroll, Marcus’ foster mother, who is serving a life prison sentence after her conviction in a Clermont County Common Pleas Court in 2007.

Investigation Discovery, one of the sister Discovery Channel networks, can be found in Greater Cincinnati on Time Warner Channels 1139 (HD) and 139, and on Northern Kentucky Time Warner Channels 948 (HD) and 471, and Cincinnati Fioptics Channels 675 (HD) and 275.

What really happened to Marcus as Liz Carroll was providing crocodile tears …

Liz and David Carroll wrapped Marcus in a blanket, bound him with duct tape and left him in a hot closet without food and water while they went out of town for a weekend family reunion, prosecutors said.

After finding him dead, David Carroll and his live-in lover, Amy Baker, took Marcus’ body to a rural area and burned it with gasoline. Then they threw the remains in the Ohio River.

The horrific 2006 murder of 3 year old Marcus Fiesel, a special needs Foster child, was one that shocked the senses of everyone, including myself. However, from the outset of the case of missing Marcus Fiesel, some thing just seemed to be wrong. Flashback to 2006,  Scared Monkeys followed the events from the outset and had posted some rather critical articles of the foster parents accounts, obviously striking a nerve with Liz Carroll. The posts prompted Liz to leave a comment on Missing & Exploited web page that was far from PG rated and some what threatening. Needless to say it was forwarded to authorities. That very next morning, as fate would have it, Liz and David Carroll were arrested in the death of Marcus Fiesel.

Scared Monkeys: Missing & Exploited was later contacted by Rick McCrabb of the Ohio newspaper, The Middletown Journal, for comments and our coverage of this case.

Newspapers and television stations in southwest Ohio have followed every step in the case, and now that his foster parents have been charged, the story has grabbed the attention of media outlets throughout the United States.

There are Web sites that feature photo albums, message boards, chat rooms and slide and video shows. One of those is www.scaredmonkeys.com, dedicated to exploited and missing children. “Red,” one of the site’s co-founders, said after news of Marcus’ disappearance was linked to his Web site, he received an e-mail from Marcus’ foster mother. She chastised the site for their portrayal.

“As soon as she did that, well, it was like, she’s guilty,” Red said Friday from his office in Maine. “You knew this was going to end bad. The radar just went up. It raises the hair on the back of your neck. When you kill your son, and go public pleading for help, it brings it to a special level of hell.”

He said Marcus’ story has drawn widespread coverage because people are so “disgusted by it.” (Middletown Journal)

Here is one comment from Liz that we were able to print. Too bad she was lying through her murderous teeth.

First, I would like to state that the most important thing that everyone should be concerned about is finding my son. My family’s past and living arrangements have absolutely nothing to do with finding him. My family left our home to avoid media and multiple stangers from sitting outside our house at all hours. We have cooperated 110% with the detectives and have stayed in touch with them on a daily basis. Again, my family has done nothing wrong, we love and miss Marcus. I regret going to the park, not sitting down and not eating that morning. My family and I take day care and foster care children to King’s Island, Water parks, town parks, YMCA, aquariums, carnivals, festivals, and many more places. Since this incident, I have not been left alone and we haven’t taken out kids anywhere but school shopping. I am begging for anyone and everyone that reads this to PLEASE help me find my son. I know that I will not be able to care for him after this incident but I still need to know that he is alright. PLEASE call crime stoppers with ANY possible leads!!!!!!Thank you.

Comment by Liz-Foster mother | August 28, 2006

14 Year Old Autistic Boy Eliceo Cortez Missing Since 5/16,2014 in Brooklyn, NY (Update: Found Safe)

14 year old Eliceo Cortez has been missing since Friday, May 16, 2014 in Brooklyn, NY. Eliceo was last seen at 105 Oriental Blvd. around 2 p.m.  Correction, the missing autistic teen was last seen around 3 pm on Friday at the Sheepshead Bay subway station on the Q line. Cortez was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black Converse high-top sneakers.

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Eliceo Cortez of 2119 Beverly Road was last seen in front of 105 Oriental Boulevard on Friday afternoon. He is 6? 1? tall and weighs 135 pounds, and has a long scar down his back.

He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black converse hi-top sneakers.

In addition to autism, Eliceo is suffers from other mental disorders, according to police.

14-year-old autistic boy is missing after he didn’t come home from Brooklyn school.

Cops are looking for a missing 14-year-old autistic boy who disappeared after leaving his Brooklyn school and boarding a city bus.

Eliceo Cortez was supposed to take his school bus home from the Leonard M. Goldstein High School in Manhattan Beach Friday. But instead, he was last seen getting on a nearby B49 bus at Oriental Blvd. near West End Ave. about 2 p.m.

He never showed up at his home in Ditmas Park.

Reavis said cops told her a train conductor spotted her son riding a Q train in Sheepshead Bay Friday. His mother said he regularly cut class but had never disappeared overnight on his own.

UPDATE I: Police Release New Images Of Missing Autistic Teen Eliceo Cortez.

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Police have released new photos of a missing autistic teenager and updated his last known whereabouts.

Authorities now say 14-year-old Eliceo Cortez was last seen at the Sheepshead Bay Q-line train station around 2:38 p.m. Friday. Police had previously said he was last seen at 105 Oriental Blvd. around 2 p.m

If anyone has any information with regards to this missing person, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.

UPDATE I: Mother Says Missing Autistic Brooklyn Teen Spent Weekend At Times Square Dave & Busters.

The mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy from Brooklyn who was found safe after he disappeared on Friday said her son spent the weekend playing games at Dave & Busters in Times Square, 1010 WINS reports.

Eliceo Cortez was found in good health in the area of Oriental Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday, police said. Sources said a school guidance counselor heading to work spotted Eliceo on the street, CBS 2?s Andrea Grymes reported.

AMBER ALERT Issued for 14 Year Old Elizabeth Rex Missing Since 4/14/14 in Magnolia, TX … Believed Kidnapped by 51 Year Old Randy Johnson (Update: Elizabeth Found Safe, Johnson Arrested)

An AMBER ALERT has been issued for 14 year old Elizabeth Rex, who has been missing since Monday, April 14, 2014 in Magnolia, Texas. Police believe that she was kidnapped by 51 year old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family. Elizabeth’s parents, Patrick Rex and Jennifer Black, have told police that they took Randy Johnson into their home because he needed a place to stay; however,  they told him to leave because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter.  They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her. Elizabeth Rex is 14, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old. Police believe that Johnson may be headed to the Mexican border.

Elizabeth Rex was last seen wearing black pants, a gray tank top, red jacket and gray tennis shoes.

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Police believe a family friend has kidnapped the girl, and the pair may have already left the state, possibly headed for Mexico.

Elizabeth Rex went outside to get the mail Monday, and never returned home.

Her parents believe 51-year-old Randy Johnson, who used to live with the family took the girl.

Patrick Rex, and Jennifer Black, Elizabeth’s mother, say 51 year old Randy Johnson was a friend of a friend who needed a place to stay.  They opened their home to him, but forced him out because he was having and an inappropriate influence on their daughter.  They suspected he may have been having physical relationship with her.

Elizabeth is 14, but her parents say, because of a number of mental and physical disabilities, she has the maturity level of a 5 or 6 year old.

UPDATE I: A man suspected of running away with a 14-year-old girl with Down syndrome has taunted her parents over the phone saying they’ll never see her again, they have said.

‘He calls us and says, “Y’all will never see Lizzy again” and things like that,’ said her dad Patrick Rex. ‘”Where we’re going you can’t get there”. Not even ten minutes later he calls back and goes, “La-la-la-la”.’

The parents added that Johnson claimed he was going to be passing through a checkpoint, but pointed out that the family had no IDs to be able to do the same.

If anyone can assist on providing information, you are asked to contact Detective T. Gannucci with the Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office at 936-760-5876 or the department’s communication center at 936-760-5800.

UPDATE II: Missing Texas girl found safe in trailer park near US-Mexico border.

Elizabeth Rex, of Magnolia, was located in the Texas town of Harlingen, near the Mexico border, with Randy Johnson, a 51-year-old man who previously worked with the girl’s father and briefly lived with the family until he became too close to the young girl, who has been diagnosed with autism and pervasive developmental disorder.

“She appears unharmed,” Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office Lt. Brady Fitzgerald told FoxNews.com. “She’s been transferred to a local hospital for evaluation.”

Johnson remains in custody on kidnapping charges, according to Fitzgerald, who added that the suspect called the girl’s parents and taunted them after the brazen abduction.

8 Year Old Autistic Boy Randle Barrow Missing After Fire in Huntsville, AL (Update: Woman Killed in Fire ID’d as 42 Year Old Delicia Lattice Barrow)(Update: Body of Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville

Be on the look out for 8 year old Randle Barrow in Huntsville, Alabama.

Police are searching for missing 8 year old Randle Barrow after performing a welfare check for Randle, who had not been to school for two day, on Saturday, December 14 at 4900 Alburta Road in Huntville, Alabama.When police officers got to the home, no one answered the door and they noticed that smoke was coming from the home. Upon entering the home firefighters found one female victim inside, who was transported to Huntsville Hospital with life threatening injuries. The woman later died. However, Randle Barrow was no where to be found.

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Missing – Randle Barrow

Randle Barrow attends the School For Autistic Children. Randle had just recently been returned to his mother, he had been in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife because of the mother’s health issues.

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For several weeks Randle was in the temporary custody of Demetrius Bell and his wife. Randle’s mother, who is Bell’s good friend, voluntarily put her son in their care because of her health issues. ”The whole idea was when she got better, we would just return him to her care,” Bell says.

Just recently Randle’s mother asked for him back. Bell says in the days leading up to Saturday, she became harder and harder to reach.

Saturday morning, Bell got a phone call that something might be wrong. ”The director of the school that he attends, the School For Autistic Children, called us and told us she was concerned,” Bell says.

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UPDATE I: The female victim in the fatal fire has been identified as 42 year old Delicia Lattice Barrow, the mother of Randle Barrow. Police are calling this a death investigation.

Police identified the woman killed in the fire as 42-year-old Delicia Lattice Barrow. Officers are searching for eight-year-old Randle Barrow, who police said is autistic.

Firefighters responded to the house and put the fire out. Police found Delicia Barrow inside the home. She was taken the hospital where she was later pronounced dead.

Police said Randle Barrow was not found inside the home and that they have not been able to locate him. Investigators are still taking pictures and searching throughout the home.

If  anyone with information about his whereabouts of  Randle Barrow, please contact the Huntsville police at 256-722-7100.

UPDATE II: BREAKING NEWS: Body of Missing Eight-Year-Old Randle Barrow Found in Lake Guntersville.

Our news partners The Huntsville Times AL.com is reporting authorities have found the body of missing eight-year-old Randle Barrow in Lake Gutnersville.

16 Year Old Autistic Girl Deanna Lynn Blanco Missing Since 8/9/13 in Phoenix, AZ (Update: Found Safe)

16 year old Deanna Lynn Blanca has been missing since Friday night, August 9, 2013 in Phoenix, Arizona. Deanna Lynn Blanca last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Bell Road and 7th Street in Phoenix. Police do not expect foul play; however, she has been diagnosed with Asperger and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

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Missing – Deanna Lynn Blanco

Deanna Lynn Blanca last was seen about 8:30 p.m. Friday in the area of Bell Road and 7th Street in Phoenix, according to the Phoenix Police Department. She has been diagnosed with Asperger and Ehlers-Danlos syndromes.

Blanca has difficulty with her vision and hearing, and may appear confused or scared if located, police said.

She is described as 5 foot 10 inches, 145 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes, officials said. She last was seen wearing a black Puma shirt with a green skeleton on the front, blue jeans, and white and yellow Nike shoes.

Anyone with information on Blanca’s whereabouts is asked to call the Phoenix Police Department Missing Persons Unit at 602-534-2121 or email phoenix.tips.ppd@phoenix.gov.

UPDATE I: Great news to report in the case of missing  Deanna Lynn Blanco … SHE HAS BEEN FOUND SAFE!!!

After searching most of the day Sunday, Phoenix Police have located a 16-year-old girl with several medical conditions who was last seen on Friday.

Deanna Lynn Blanco was last seen Friday about 8:30 p.m. in the 700 block of East Bell Road in Phoenix. Police say that Deanna left home on foot after a heated conversation with some family members.

Officers and about 30 volunteers searched the area of 7th Street and Bell for her all day Sunday. Just before 9 p.m., police confirmed she was safe and had been staying at an area youth shelter.

11 Year Old Autistic Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Missing Since 7/6/13 in Menifee, CA … Search Continues (Update: Investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene)

11 year old Terry Dewayne Smith has been missing since Saturday night, July 6, 2013 in Menifee, California.  According to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell, the 11 year old boy went missing on Saturday at 7:30 pm at his home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane; however, the police were not called to the home until Sunday morning. Terry Dewayne Smith is reported to have autism. His mother, Shauna Smith, discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.

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Missing: Terry Smith

Deputies were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. Sunday to a home in the 33000 block of Helen Lane. They learned that Smith went missing on Saturday at 7:30 p.m., according to Riverside County sheriff’s Sgt. Lisa McConnell.

A search for Terry turned up no clues. A bloodhound did not pick up his scent.

Smith is 4 feet 8 inches, weighs 76 pounds and has blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts.

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UPDATE I: Authorities Search for Missing Autistic Boy in Menifee.

About 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, his mother, Shauna Smith, went out to play pool with some friends and left Terry with his older stepbrother. The pair was playing video games.

Shauna Smith checked in on them and thought they were asleep. In the morning, Shauna Smith discovered he was missing when she went into the bedroom to give Terry medication.

Authorities used a helicopter, bloodhounds and volunteers to search the area, but had not found him by Sunday night.

UPDATE II: Search Continues for Missing Terry Dewayne Smith.

UPDATE III: Still no sign of missing autistic California 11 year old boy as heat goes over 100 degrees.

UPDATE IV: Menifee Mayor Scott Mann says investigators are treating the home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. as a crime scene.

The police are searching the home of Terry Dewayne Smith for his remains. Crime tape surrounded the house in the 33000 block of Helen Lane.

Authorities searching for a missing 11-year-old autistic boy cordoned off his Southern California home, but volunteers on Wednesday planned to search miles of surrounding desert in hopes of finding him alive.

TV news reports early Wednesday showed yellow crime scene tape around the semirural home of Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. in Menifee.

The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department has not said whether foul play was suspected in his weekend disappearance. Calls to department representatives seeking comment were not immediately returned.

UPDATE V: Home  of Missing 11 Year Old Autistc Boy Terry Dewayne Smith Jr. Being Treated As a Crime Scene … Authorities Searching for Possible Human Remains (Update: Remains Found, Serving Search Warrants)

Anyone with information can contact authorities in Menifee at (951) 210-1000 or the Riverside County Sheriff’s Department dispatch line at (951) 776-1099.

7 Year Old Autistic Boy Owen Black Missing Since 5/17/13 in Escambia County, FL (Update: Searches Continue for Missing Boy) (Update: Boy Found Dead in Water)

7 year old Owen Black has been missing since Friday afternoon at about 5 pm, May 17, 2013 in Escambia County, FL. Owen Black is autistic and was last seen in the area of the Needle Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive. This number, 850-207-5498, has been established for groups wanting to help with the search effort to call.  The  Escambia Search and Rescue has set up a mobile command center in the back parking lot of the Happy Harbor, 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach. Search updated can be seen at Facebook OfficialECSO.

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Owen Black, who is autistic, was last seen Friday in the area of the Need Rush Point condominiums in the 17100 block of Perdido Key Drive.

Owen was wearing a blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.

He is about 4 feet tall and weighs about 45 pounds. Owen has short blondish brown hair and brown eyes.

UPDATE I: 8 yr-old autistic boy goes missing on Florida vacation.

Escambia County Sheriff’s officials said Owen Elliot Black was on the beaches of Perdido Key with his mother and wandered off on his own around 4 p.m. Friday. He has brown hair and eyes and was last seen wearing a red and blue striped shirt and brown sweatpants.

Deputies and K-9 dogs trampled over sand dunes and searched in bushes, hoping Owen may be hiding because he was separated from his mother and was taught to avoid strangers.

UPDATE II: Search planned for Sunday, May 19.

All individuals wishing to assist in the search on Sunday can report to the back parking lot of Happy Harbor at 29601 Perdido Beach Boulevard in Orange Beach, Alabama. The number to the mobile command center is (850) 207-5498 should you or your group wish to assist with the search efforts.

Anyone with information on Owen’s whereabouts can call 850-436-9620.

UPDATE III: Missing autistic boy found dead in water off Perdido Key. Rest in Peace Little Guy. Thank you “Searching” for the update.

An 8-year-old boy missing since Friday on Perdido Key has been found dead in the water, authorities on the scene confirm.

A crime scene has been set up on the beach behind Shipwatch Surf & Yacht Club on Perdido Key Drive (MAP).

UPDATE IV: Escambia County Sheriff’s Office.

Message from Sheriff David Morgan:

“It is with great sadness that the Escambia County Sheriff’s Office releases the following information:
At approximately 1303 CST our search for Owen Black is concluded.
A citizen in Perdido Key observed him in the water washing toward shore. An immediate response has determined that he succumbed to drowning. There are no indications of foul play; however the standard investigative and medical examiners protocols will apply.
We ask for the community and nation’s prayers for this family in mourning and our thanks are again extended to all law enforcement, military, State and Federal agencies as well as the hundreds of volunteers who responded to Owen’s call.”
– Sheriff David Morgan, Escambia County

Search Continues for Missing 9 Year Old Mikaela Lynch … Girl Spotted on Surveillance Video in Clearlake, CA (UPDATE: Mikaela Body Found in Creek)

The search continues for 9 year old Mikaela Lynch who went missing on Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 12, 2013 while playing in the back yard of her parents vacation home in Clearlake, California. She has not been seen since. However, there is a new break in the case that may shed a positive light on the case. Mikaela Lynch, who has severe autism and is unable to speak, was captured on a neighbors surveillance video running up the street after.  This has changed the focus of the search for year Mikaela Lynchl as is shows that the little girl did not cross the street and go into the water.  Hopefully, she is hiding and scared and will soon be found.

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New surveillance video also changed the focus of the search. Police said video from a neighbors surveillance camera shows Mikaela Lynch running up the street after she was last seen at the home on Sunday.

The video gives new hope to the search. Many worried that Mikaela went to the lake on a hot afternoon and her family says she does not know how to swim.

Missing 9-year-old girl spotted on surveillance video in Clearlake.

Clearlake Police Lt. Tim Celli tells KGO-TV on Tuesday that the video shows Mikaela Lynch running up the street after she was last seen at the home on Sunday. The video came from a neighbor’s surveillance camera.

Celli says the video eliminates the possibility that Mikaela went across the street and into the water. Authorities have changed their focus accordingly.

Home owners in the area are asked to check their property, sheds, outbuildings or any crawl spaces.

MAP OF THE AREA – Hat Tip Klaas

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For more updates, provide your own analysis and opinions and read others, go to Scared Monkeys Missing Persons Forum:  Mikaela Lynch.

UPDATE I: There is sad, heartbreaking news to report in the case of missing Mikaela Lynch. The 9 year olds body was found in a creek deceased. Words cannot even describe the sorrow that I have for this little 9 year old autistic girl who was so dependent on adults. REST IN PEACE MIKAELA.

Clearlake police announced on Wednesday that they had found the body of a 9-year-old girl in a creek near her parent’s vacation home.

The grim discovery in Cache Creek had been what Mikaela Lynch’s parents had dreaded. Their daughter, who has autism and the mental capacity of a 1-year-old girl, had wandered off on Sunday afternoon and hadn’t been seen since.

“Unfortunately, we have a conclusion to the search,” said Clearlake Police Chief Craig Clausen.

9 Year Old, Autistic San Francisco Schoolgirl Mikaela Renee Lynch Missing Since 5/12/13 From her Lake County Vacation Home in Clearlake, CA

9 year old Mikaela Renee Lynch has been missing since Sunday, May 12, 2013 when she disappeared from her Lake County Vacation home in  Clearlake, CA.  Mikaela Renee Lynch was last seen in Highlands Harbor at about 1:30pm Sunday. The 9 year old girl has autism and is reported to have the metal capacity of a one year old and she is unable to speak. Mikaela had been playing on a trampoline with her younger brother, but left  her alone for “just a few minutes” when he ran inside the house. From what is being reported,  Mikaela likes water but does not swim. Not a very good combination when one is vacationing at a lake house. Say a special prayer that this precious child be found safe.

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Missing – Mikaela Renee Lynch (Clearlake Police Dept)

Mikaela Lynch’s father reported her missing from her home on Harbor Drive in Clearlake about 1:30 p.m. Sunday.

The girl has been playing on a trampoline with her younger brother, but was left alone for “just a few minutes” when he ran inside to avoid a bee, said Clearlake police Lt. Tim Celli.

Authorities said Mikaela has the mental capacity of a 1-year-old.

She “is attracted to water” but does not know how to swim, Celli said. Her family’s home backs up against water, and search-and-rescue teams were scouring nearby waterways by air and on the ground.

Mikaela Renee Lynch Description:

Mikaela had taken off her clothes – something she frequently did when she was hot – and the diaper she typically wore was found near her home.

Mikaela is 4 feet tall, weighs 70 pounds and has blue eyes and brown hair. She is unable to speak, according to police.

UPDATE I: Additional volunteers and divers were brought in to look for Mikaela Lynch, who disappeared on Sunday while playing in the yard of her home in the Highlands Harbor neighborhood of Clearlake in Lake County. Search expands for missing 9 year old Mikaela Renee Lynch.

Police believe Mikaela is naked and shoeless. They were told she often removed her clothes when she became hot. Police found articles of clothing in the yard.

The girl also typically wore a diaper.

“Canines have led to a diaper we believe the child was wearing at some point, located near the waterway at least one house away,” said Celli.

The scent trail seemed to end there, he said.

UPDATE II: Authorities expanded their search Monday for a 9-year-old autistic girl who can’t speak who went missing from her waterfront home in Northern California.

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