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Police: Boy, 9, found dead

MIAMI (AP) — A 9-year-old autistic boy has been found dead hours after his mother told police he was abducted by two men who “ambushed” her during a late-night drive south of Miami, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement confirmed Friday.

An Amber Alert that had been issued for Alejandro Ripley was canceled on Friday morning. News outlets reported a body was pulled from a canal near the Miccosukee Golf & Country Club, about 4 miles from the spot he was allegedly abducted.

Police said Thursday night they were searching for the vehicle and the two men Ripley described.

An investigation is continuing. No additional details were immediately available.

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