NOTE: A sad story to begin the week from The Greenwich Times, Greenwich, CT. Our kids (hopefully) have a long life ahead of them, despite their autism. Try to teach them to swim. Try to get a modicum of safety awareness into them. And consider a wandering device if they are either prone to wandering, or have enough independence to be out and about on their own. Brita Darany Von Regensburg, founder of Friends of Autistic People in Greenwich wrote on her FB page:
"Police are investigating the untimely death of Kenneth Woodd-Cahusac after the 61-year-old man’s body was found Thursday evening on the shoreline of the Mianus River.
Woodd-Cahusac, described as autistic by authorities, disappeared over the weekend and was the subject of repeated searches by police officers and a bloodhound after he was reported missing on Monday.
“The body was located in the shallows near a small private boat dock,” said Greenwich police spokesman Lt. Kraig Gray.
The location is a short distance from where Woodd-Cahusac lived on Cary Road in Riverside."
The Greenwich Police Department Dive Team, along with an investigator from the state Medical Examiner’s Office, retrieved the man’s body.
“The body was recovered safely and respectfully,” said police Capt. Robert Berry. A cause of death — whether by drowning, hypothermia or some other factor — was not released pending further study by the ME’s office.
The body has been positively identified as Woodd-Cahusac, who was partially deaf.