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Community Devastated After Autistic Toddler Found Dead In Perth Lake

Sam Trott left his home yesterday sparking a huge community search.

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ABC News reports that hundreds of people joined police in looking for the toddler after he walked out of an unlocked front door of his home at Walbrook Mews yesterday.

Long queues of mums & dads who've dropped their kids at school & now registering to join in the search to #FindSam

Jane Marwick@JaneMarwickFollow

Long queues of mums & dads who've dropped their kids at school & now registering to join in the search to #FindSam

12:55 PM - 10 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Volunteers were told to sing Sam's favourite song "Wheels on the bus" because the family feared he would not respond to his name.

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Meanwhile Twitter and Facebook users spread the word to keep an eye out for the toddler using #FindSam.

Landsdale locals left food, water & blankets out for missing toddler, search bolstered today #FindSam @abcnewsPerth

Courtney Bembridge@courtbembridgeFollow

Landsdale locals left food, water & blankets out for missing toddler, search bolstered today #FindSam @abcnewsPerth

11:20 AM - 10 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Pic from @Emma_Sheridan9 a sign of the community support. Residents leave water and biscuits out for Sam. #findsam

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Pic from @Emma_Sheridan9 a sign of the community support. Residents leave water and biscuits out for Sam. #findsam

9:42 AM - 10 Dec 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Volunteers were told to stop searching when the boy's body was found at Landsdale this morning. WA police have released a statement thanking the community for helping in the search.