Frank Young had been wanted since his disappearance on April 19. (archives)
The Royal Canadian Mounted Police announced in a press release that the body of Frank Young, the 5-year-old boy who disappeared on April 19, has been found in the Cree Nation of Red Earth.
The Carrot River Detachment was notified at approximately 7:06 p.m. Saturday evening that the body of the little boy had been found in the river in First Nation territory. Nation, near where he disappeared last spring.
His family has been notified.
The investigation will continue in conjunction with the Saskatchewan Coroner's Office and an autopsy will take place , indicates the RCMP, adding that nothing suggests suspicious circumstances.
Frank Young was last seen outside his home in the Red Earth Cree Nation, 300 km northeast of Saskatoon, on the 19 April afternoon.
In the days that followed, more than 200 volunteers covered nearly 92 square km in search of him, while other volunteers continued to join the search despite the weather. The Carrot River, swollen by the spring flood, reached 4 to 6 meters in height.
In early May, the RCMP announced that they would conduct their search on the water, since the melting ice allowed it.