The search for missing 4-year-old Mohamed Fofana of South Boston has ended.  According to State Police, his body was recovered on the shore at Spectacle Island by a marine unit around 12:30 p.m.

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The search for missing 4-year-old boy Mohemed Fofena of South Boston continues on Monday morning in and around Castle Island. According to CBS Boston, Fofena was with his older sister and grandfather on Sunday evening when he went missing.

“Shortly after 7 PM, the adult relative lost sight of Mohemed and upon looking for him, could not find him. At approximately 7:30 PM the adult relative called 911 and was connected to the State Police-South Boston Barracks and reported that the boy was missing,” State Police spokesman Dave Procopio said via statement Monday.

First responders searched by land, air, and water through the night for the boy.

Mohemed’s family released two photos of him Monday morning, asking for the public’s help in finding him. He is on the Autism spectrum.

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BPD, State Police, Boston Fire, Boston EMS are on the scene at Castle Island for a report of 4-year-old boy lost in the water.

This is an active scene.  More to follow.

Main image via Patty Shields


  1. Mike Thomas May 16, 2023 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Just as sad a story as ever come out of Southie.
    My sincere condolences to this little boys family.

  2. mplo May 21, 2023 at 2:37 pm - Reply

    Awwww…gee! That is so sad! He was so young, too. Without knowing either Mohamed or any of his family personally, my thoughts and condolences to Mohamed’s family are with his family and friends at this time.

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