BOSTON (WWLP) – The Massachusetts State Police have located the body of a 4-year-old boy from South Boston that went missing Sunday night.
State Police Spokesperson Dave Procopio told 22News that 4-year-old Mohamed Abou Fofana from South Boston was playing at a park Sunday evening at Castle Island. After 7:00 p.m., an adult family member that was with Fofana lost sight of him and could not find him.
At 7:30 p.m., the relative called 911 and was connected to the State Police-South Boston Barracks and reported that Fofana was missing. Massachusetts State Police patrols were sent to the park and conducted a sweep of the area, but they could not find him.
Multiple agencies and units were sent to assist in the search by land, air, and water, such as the MSP Marine Unit, Dive Team, Air Wing, Boston Police, Boston Fire, Massachusetts Environmental Police, Boston EMS, and the US Coast Guard.
They boy’s body was located around 12:29 p.m. Monday on the shoreline of Spectacle Island.
State Police along with detectives from Suffolk County are investigating the death.