Investigators on missing 4-year-old: ‘We believe we have discovered the body’

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SCOTLAND COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Investigators say they believe they have found the body of missing 4-year-old Raul Gonzalez Johnson.

According to a release from FBI Public Affairs Specialist Shelley Lynch, the body was located in a pond off of Peabridge Road in Scotland County on Saturday. The Scotland County Medical Examiner’s Office must still confirm the identity of the body and the cause of death.

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The FBI’s Evidence Response Team was in route to the scene, and a press conference scheduled for 3:00 p.m. has been postponed until further notice.

Approximately 150 searchers were out on Saturday trying to locate Johnson. The FBI announced Friday that a pond near the boy’s home would be drained.

Johnson was last seen on Village Drive Wednesday traveling on foot towards Crestline Road in Laurinburg, NC.