Chase Martens died from drowning, autopsy on Manitoba toddler confirms
2-year-old's body found in Pine Creek, half a kilometre south of his Austin home, on Saturday
Chase Martens, the two-year-old Manitoba boy whose disappearance drew national attention and was the subject of an extensive search, died from drowning.
RCMP announced Monday that an autopsy has confirmed what was expected after the toddler's body was found in a creek near his family's farm in Austin, Man., on Saturday.
Autopsy by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner confirms that Chase MARTENS' death was the result of drowning. <a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/rcmpmb?src=hash">#rcmpmb</a>—@rcmpmb
Chase went missing from the farm at about 6 p.m.Tuesday.
He was last seen by his mother, playing outside the home, and then "he was just not there anymore," RCMP spokesman Sgt. Bert Paquet said last week.
Hundreds of searchers combed fields, bush, forests and bodies of water in the area, about 120 kilometres west of Winnipeg.
His body was located in Pine Creek, half a kilometre south of his home, around 1 p.m. CT Saturday.