Broward County

Toddler missing from Weston apartment found dead in canal

#BSO searching for 18-month-old Vihaan who went missing around 4 p.m. Sunday.
#BSO searching for 18-month-old Vihaan who went missing around 4 p.m. Sunday. Courtesy of Broward County Sheriff's Department

The search for a year and a half old toddler who vanished from an apartment in Weston on Sunday has ended in tragedy.

Broward sheriff’s deputies on Monday morning pulled the body of Vihaan Pullamsetti from a canal at the Racquet Club Apartments on Lakeview Drive.

Broward Sheriff Scott Israel said a resident of the complex spotted the boy’s body and alerted deputies who had been searching for him since Sunday.

Vihaan’s parents noticed he was missing around 4 p.m. on Sunday. The family, who lives in Tampa, was visiting relatives who live at the apartment complex in Weston.

Word of the boy’s disappearance triggered a massive search.

A family friend of Vihaan’s family said they struggling to come to terms with their loss.

“Pray for us and the family,” said Kishore Ambatieubi. “Vihaan was an 18-month old very loving child, a very active kid, and we don’t have him now. I don’t have any words to explain how devastated we are. The mom, dad, we are trying to give them the strength which is required now.”

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