Duncan officials recover the body of a missing 8-year-old

8-year-old Damion Alexander has been missing from his Duncan home since June 12th. (Duncan Police Department)

Tonight the two week search for missing 8-year-old Damion Davidson may now be over.

This morning, police and multiple rescue teams from across Oklahoma and Texas made a tragic discovery; a male child's body discovered beneath brushes and mud in a creek bed.

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Residents say the same day Davidson disappeared, the city of Duncan was hit by severe weather, torrential rainfall, more than 8 inches, causing flooding and the creek that runs through the city to overflow.

Now police says those dangerous conditions could be the cause of this child's death.

The family says Davidson was autistic, and never spoke and on the morning of June 12th he was gone. Dive teams, hundreds of volunteers, even an arial search all deployed in hopes of find little Damion.

"We retrieved the body from the creek bed," said Lt. John Byers, "The body has been sent to the medical examiner for identification purposes at this time. We are not saying that we definitely have Damion, we will have to wait on a positive identification, but at this time our search is over."

Police said Damion had a love of storms and was fascinated by water. The morning he disappeared, the city of Duncan was hit with over 8 inches of ran. Witnesses recall seeing the child playing in puddles at a Dollar General near his home at 6:47 a.m.

Police say they hope to have the identification revealed next week.

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