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Joseph D. Anderson, missing since 3 p.m. June 30 from Reedsburg.

UPDATE: Missing boy found dead

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New Richmond, 54017
New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

An eight-year-old boy missing for almost two days was found dead this morning in the Baraboo River in Sauk County.

Searchers found the body of Joseph Anderson of rural Reedsburg around 8 a.m.

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Sheriff's officials say it's too early to tell if the death was suspicious, and an investigation is underway.

Joseph was last seen about 3 p.m. Wednesday when he stepped outside his house to play alone. His father reported him missing Wednesday night.

A ground-and-air search took place yesterday, and the state Justice Department sent an endangered missing persons alert to police and other institutions throughout Wisconsin.

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