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Missing 6-year-old boy with autism dies after being pulled from Lynch Cove

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Posted at 12:17 PM, Jun 21, 2024

DUNDALK, Md. — UPDATE: A viewer sent in this photo to us and police confirmed Traore had disappeared from family members earlier that night.

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Around 2:50 a.m., a resident called 911 to report a missing child in the road. An officer searched the area, and Traore was reunited with his family around 3:30 a.m., only for him to go missing a second time.

Less than two hours later, he was reported missing again.


Police announce the missing 6-year-old found in the waters of Lynch Cove has died.

Around 7 a.m., officers responded to a call for a missing person at risk.

When they arrived, they found out the missing boy, Marcel Traore, was 6-years-old, autistic and non-verbal.

Baltimore County Police and Fire found Traore in the waters of Lynch Cove.

He was taken to the hospital where he later died.