Body found in Texas City is Xavion Young, the missing 7-year-old boy

UPDATE: Authorities confirm the body found in the retention pond at the Costa Mariposa Apartments is that of 7-year-old Xavion Young. 


Police confirm a body has been found in a pond during a search for a 7-year-old boy who was reported missing in Texas City.

Police did not confirm the identify of the body but said it was that of a juvenile male. The body was found in a retention pond on the east side of the apartment complex where the boy was last seen.

The Texas City Police Department, Texas Equusearch and multiple agencies have been searching for 7-year-old Xavion Young since Sunday.

Police say Xavion is autistic and nonverbal but will respond to his name.

He was last seen at the Costa Mariposa Apartments located on Medical Center Drive in Texas City around 12:15 p.m. Sunday. Officers are searching the surrounding areas.

Xavion is 4 feet tall, approximately 54 pounds and was last seen wearing grey and white plaid shorts and black and blue Velcro shoes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Texas City Police Department at (409)643-5730.