Braylen Noble

BREAKING: Police find child’s body believed to be autistic tot who reportedly fell from a third-floor window

Ohio authorities confirmed Wednesday that the body of a toddler believed to be 3-year-old Braylen Noble has been found.

Police haven’t released details yet on where the body was located, but according to ABC 13, they taped off the area around the pool at the Hunter’s Ridge Apartment Complex in Toledo. Authorities had previously searched the pool area the day he disappeared but nothing turned up.

As CrimeOnline previously reported, the child’s mother, Dajnae Cox, said the boy fell from an apartment window located on the third floor at Hunter’s Ridge.

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The pool has been reportedly drained for days, but authorities focused most of their efforts Wednesday around the area. FBI agents were spotted walking in and out of a Hunter’s Ridge, where Braylen lived with his mother.

Braylen update

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“It’s common practice in police investigations, once an area is searched, if nothing found, to go back and revisit that search area and see if anything was missed,” Lt. Kellie Lenhardt told ABC 13. “But we do want to reiterate that the area was searched numerous times by Toledo Fire and Rescue, the FBI, private search groups, and both live and cadaver dogs.”

Braylen’s grandmother, Bobbie, who called 911 on Friday, told a dispatcher that three large windows in the apartment had been left open.

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“We’ve been looking for him for over a good 30 minutes. He fell out this window,” Bobbie said. “I’m hoping he’s okay but we don’t know where he is. We walked the whole grounds.”

So far, no suspects have been named.

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[Feature Photo: Braylen Noble/Handout]