Search ends for missing 7-year-old

Body found in Dodge County pond

Steve Simpson
July 18, 2018 - 6:57 am
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The body of a missing 7-year-old Owatonna boy was recovered from a pond Tuesday night in rural Dodge County.

The boy went missing Tuesday afternoon around 4 p.m. at Naylor Pond near 160th Avenue and U.S. Highway 14.

Several local agencies assisted in the search, including a drone and helicopters from Mayo Clinic and the Minnesota State Patrol.

Divers ended up finding his body just after 7:30 p.m. in a deep part of the pond.

The official cause of death will be determined by the Olmsted County Medical Examiner’s office.