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Silver Alert canceled for 12-year-old child with autism missing from Hammond

Kyrin Carter's body was found Monday night in the Little Calumet River.
Credit: Hammond Police Department
Kyrin Carter, 12.

HAMMOND, Ind. — A statewide Silver Alert has been canceled for a 12-year-old boy with autism who was missing from Hammond, Indiana. 

Kyrin Carter's body was discovered by a volunteer Monday night who was in a kayak on the Little Calumet River. It was about 300 feet from where the boy was reported missing. 

Carter, who had autism, disappeared from a Hammond hotel on May 15. He was from Missouri and was in the area to visit relatives.

The Little Calumet River Basin Commission temporarily stopped the flow of water into the river to help authorities search for the boy.

Hammond is roughly 160 miles northwest of downtown Indianapolis.