WESTON, Fla. (AP) _ The body of a missing 18-month-old boy from Tampa has been found in a South Florida canal.
Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said Vihaan Pullamsetti’s body was spotted Monday morning in Weston, which is west of Fort Lauderdale.
Officials say the child went missing from a relative’s apartment in Weston on Sunday afternoon.
Deputies, bloodhounds and helicopters assisted neighbors and family members in a large-scale search for the child.
The child was reported missing Sunday afternoon. His parents _ Kamala Gavara and Ravi Pullamsetti _ were visiting from Tampa for Halloween.
They told deputies the child often napped in the afternoon.
The family searched for the boy for about 20 minutes before calling 911.