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Oct282011

Missing Mute Autistic Boy Found Alive in Virginia

ABC News(HANOVER COUNTY, Virginia) -- A 9-year-old autistic boy missing since Sunday has been found alive on the property of a Virginia quarry, about three quarters of a mile from where he went missing.

"Robert Wood Jr. has been found and reunited with his family," said Hanover County Sheriff Col. David Hines during a news conference.

A citizen found Robert lying in the fetal position and fully clothed, Hines said. The boy was flown to a hospital by helicopter and reunited with his family.

"He was alert," Hines said. "I will say he was in serious but good shape.

More than 1,000 volunteers assisted in the search for the boy who had been missing since Sunday, when he disappeared while hiking. Hanover County sheriff's officers said Robert, who does not speak, ran off from his father while they were visiting North Anna Battlefield Park on Sunday.

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