7-year-old boy found dead in Thomson

MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) - A 7-year-old was found dead in Thomson on Wednesday afternoon, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Jeremiah Parker-Ngoy Kalume was reported missing in Thomson shortly before 4 p.m. on Wednesday afternoon, Special Agent Pat Morgan with GBI said. Crews immediately began searching for him. His body was found unresponsive in a pond off Old Milledgeville road in McDuffie County around 6 p.m.

Crews immediately began CPR. EMS arrived and their efforts were unsuccessful.

An autopsy has been planned and the boy's family has been notified.

Jeremiah was one part of a set of quadruplets, according to his mother.

Investigators believe he got out of the house and escaped an unfenced yard.

A funding account has been set up to help raise money to build a fence for the yard.

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