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Search for missing 11-year-old ends in tragedy after the boy is found dead at a Sydney station

The boy was found to have been hit by a train at Oatley Station.

By Holly Royce
An 11-year-old boy who went ran away from his care facility in Sydney was found dead, after being hit by a train at Oatley Train Station.
It is understood that the boy, identified as Alex Raichman, suffered from autism and was non-verbal.
He was last seen near the station at 7:15 pm on the 22nd of April, his body was found at 9:30 pm.
The Daily Telegraph reports the boy had been placed into care while his family embarked on a planned trip.
A statement issued by NSW police on Twitter confirmed the tragic news.
"Sad news tonight: we can confirm that the 10-year-old boy missing from Oatley has been found deceased. We appreciate all the community assistance in sharing our original appeal for help to find him," it read.
Flowers have been placed by the station this morning, as trains continue to run as normal.
A photo of Alex Raichman shared by Sydney Friendship Circle on Facebook.
There is an investigation into the boys death and anyone with information is asked to contact the police.