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The father of Maddox Ritch, the 6-year-old North Carolina boy who went missing on Saturday and whose body is believed to have been found, addressed his grief in an emotional Facebook post on Thursday night.

Maddox disappeared during a trip with his father, Ian Ritch, to Rankin Lake Park in Gastonia, North Carolina. The young boy, who has autism and is nonverbal, had chased after a jogger, Ritch said.

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A search that involved the FBI, along with two dozen other agencies, uncovered a body believed to be Maddox’s in a creek near the park on Thursday afternoon.

“(T)oday I found out I’m not a dad anymore,” Ritch wrote on Facebook. “I had big plans with my son. I wanted us to go fishing, play ball, go camping. I wanted to be his hero. I wanted him to say I was more than Superman or Batman to him. I wanted people to ask him who his hero is and him say ‘my daddy.’ Now I’m no hero, I couldn’t save him or protect him at all.”

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