Body of missing 4-year-old located

Hopkins police say they found the body of 4-year-old Waeys Ali Mohamed, the boy who went missing on Sunday. Mohamed was located on Monday afternoon.

According to Hubbard Station, KSTP, crews had blocked off a portion of Minnehaha Creek near Chorus Apartments in the area of Blake Road North and Second Street Northeast Monday morning.

Hopkins Police Captain Craig Kreiling said it is believed that Mohamed left on his own accord and died from an apparent drowning. He added that there isn’t anything currently suspicious with the boy’s death and it appears to be “a horrible, tragic accident.”

An investigation remains ongoing.

As previously reported by KSTP’s 5 EYEWITNESS NEWS, Mohamed was last seen around 7:30 a.m. Sunday near Chorus Apartments.

Police said the current in Minnehaha Creek has been moving swiftly, which was a concern. Crews searched the creek several times but didn’t find the boy until Monday.

Police have also said that children with autism are drawn to water and like to hunker down and hide.

Several police and fire departments in the area helped with the search, including using K-9 and a drone. Many community members volunteered in the search.