The body of a child was found late Monday afternoon in Northeast Washington, and police sources said they believed it was the 7-year-old boy with autism who was reported missing over the weekend.
The body, thought to be that of Michael Kingsbury, was found in an automobile behind the 1700 block of West Virginia Avenue NE, where the boy lived.
The cause of death was not known immediately. An autopsy will be conducted.
At a briefing, Assistant Police Chief Peter Newsham said the body of a child who fit the description of the boy the police were searching for was spotted in the car by an officer about 5:50 p.m. Newsham said the vehicle bore no license plates.
The owner of the car was not immediately identified. A police source said that investigators were talking with the owner.