Owen Black~Another beautiful life lost to wandering and autism

I am so sad to report that eight year old Owen Black was found In the water near wear he went missing.

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

Owen Black was found by a beachgoer shortly after 1 p.m., Escambia County Sheriff David Morgan confirmed on the Sheriff’s Office Facebook page. The sheriff said he likely drowned, but an investigation into the official cause of death is under way.

“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,” Morgan said in the statement.

Owen went missing when he wandered away from his mother Friday and hundreds of volunteers and personnel from multiple law enforcement agencies have been searching for him since.

Owen and his mother were vacationing from Louisiana, the Sheriff’s Office said at a news conference earlier today.

More information will be posted as it becomes available.