An extensive search for a missing four-year-old Victoria boy ended in horrific fashion with the discovery of the boy's body earlier today. A family friend has told the Victoria Advocate that the boy was mauled to death by a pack of pit bulls belonging to a neighbor.
As his father was cleaning a car in the front yard last night around sundown, Johnson wandered away. Accompanied by search dogs and over two dozen deputies, the Johnson family spent all night and all this foggy predawn morning searching back roads and tall-grass prairies near semi-rural Old Goliad Road, frantically calling out the boy's name. They had hoped that Johnson had toddled into an abandoned house or crawled into a drainage pipe. At 10:40 a.m., the morning's full sun brought forth the grisly truth.
A justice of the peace has been brought to the scene, and deputies have cordoned off the site where Johnson's body was found.
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