I wrote about what happened to my wife a couple of weeks ago, when my son wandered off. Our story had a happier ending. Over the past month, two families have not had the relief we felt when the police brought my son home.
Seven year old Owen Black and Nine year old Mikaela Lynch both wandered off, both were autistic and non-verbal, both were found dead a few days after they wandered off.
I cannot imagine the grief these families are feeling. I join in supporting the Lynch and Black families during this horrible time, and remembering their children.
There is a group called The AWAARE Collaboration that is working to prevent wandering incidents and death in the autism community.
To learn more about the life of Mikaela Lynch, her family has set up a webpage called Mikaela's Village.