AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) – Authorities in Aurora say the body found in an icy pond on Tuesday is that of a 6-year-old boy who went missing.
The positive identification on the body doesn’t come as a surprise in the tragic case. David Puckett is believed to have wandered away from his house on Saturday and dozens in the community as well as the FBI joined the search for the boy.READ MORE: Denver Weather: Another Hot And Hazy Day, But Most Of What You See Is Not Smoke
Search dogs wound up finding Puckett’s scent near the pond in Olympic Park along East Yale Avenue. A dive team found Puckett’s body under the ice Tuesday morning.
The pond is approximately three blocks away from Puckett’s home.
Acting under the strong suspicion that the body was Puckett’s, Aurora’s police chief Nick Metz told Puckett’s family shortly after the discovery was made and he said they were devastated.
Puckett was a student at Dartmouth Elementary School. Mental health professionals were brought in this week for students and staff who might be struggling with the news.READ MORE: Suspect Said 'You're Killing Me' As Aurora Police Officer John Haubert Pistol-Whipped And Choked Him
The Aurora Police Department tweeted information about the only official donation site for the Puckett family on Wednesday afternoon, shortly after the Amber Alert for David was canceled.
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The David Puckett Memorial Fund
Space Age Federal Credit Union
Account Number 84527
3005 South Parker Road #C-300
Aurora, CO 80014