Posted: 15 September, 2016 by @Nikki_Markovics

Desperate Search For Missing Vic Down Syndrome Boy

Boy likely spent night in freezing temps after going missing.

It's all hands on deck in Beechworth, north-east of the state where a major search is underway for a six-year-old boy, missing since 5pm yesterday.

Ben Dean - who has Down syndrome - vanished from the Beechworth family home in Chiltern Rd

Police say the little boy is “high functioning” but his family has not been living in the area very long.

The SES, CFA members, Air Wing and K9 squad joined police in searching Ben’s parent’s 90 hectare rural property but failed to find him overnight.

More to come.



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