Body found during search for missing 6-year-old

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GASTONIA, N.C. (WCBD) – At approximately 1 p.m. on September 27, 2018, search crews discovered a body believed to be Maddox Ritch off of Marietta Street and Old Dallas Highway in Gastonia, according to Donna Lahser with the Gastonia Police Department. 

Maddox’s parents have been notified of the discovery by law enforcement. Identification of the body will be done by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office, Lahser added.

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