The body of missing four-year-old Chelsea Noel has been found in a pond just a few blocks away from her home. The child, who is autistic, is believed to have escaped from her home late in the evening and then stumbled upon the pond in the dark. When police discovered her body, it was too late to do anything to save her.
Noel’s father informed police that his daughter was missing after he went into her room to check and make sure that she was sleeping. When he realized that she was not in her bed and nowhere to be found in the house, he immediately called police and a search for the missing child ensued.
Dozens of officers, sniffer dogs and volunteers began looking for the missing child almost instantly. They worked relentlessly throughout the night to try and find the child, but they had no luck.
They picked up the search early the next morning and by the end of the night the child’s body had been spotted in the pond. Divers were brought into to retrieve the young girl from the water.
Police do not believe that any foul play was involved in the death of Chelsea Noel.
They assume that the child woke up in the middle of the night, made her way outside of the house, walked around for a little while before realizing that she didn’t know where she was and then accidentally ended up in the pond as she was trying to make her way back home.
Noel’s parents have expressed their sincere gratitude to everyone who took time out of their lives to help search for the missing little girl. They share that though they have lost their daughter, they are grateful to have had four amazing years with their loving and one-of-a-kind child.