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Grieving Father Of 6-Year-Old Maddox Ritch Warns Other Parents After His Son Was Found Dead: “Please Don’t Make My Mistake"

Date October 1, 2018

Father of Maddox Ritch, the 6-year-old boy who was found dead after disappearing in a North Carolina park, warns other parents about a mistake that caused his son’s life.

“Please don’t make my mistake!”

Maddox Ritch, the 6-year-old kid with autism, went missing on September 22 after walking with his parents in a North Carolina park.

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The FBI has offered a $10,000 reward for anyone who can help in the child’s search. Sadly, but last Thursday, authorities confirmed they had found the body of the missing boy.

His family and friends remember Maddox as a “sweet and loving boy.” The funeral service will take place on Friday, October 5.

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Following his son’s passing, the grieving dad released a heartbreaking post, in which he expressed his gratitude to everyone who took part in the search and kept praying for Maddox’s safe returning home.

Mr. Ian Scott Ritch also addressed to all other parents begging them to never repeat his mistake. We can’t hold back tears while reading his emotional appeal:

Just please hug ur children tighter and please don’t make my mistake and let them get too far away from u.

Community supports the loss parents:

It’s hard to imagine the grief of parents that lost their child. Our sincere condolences to the Ritch family. Rest in peace, little Maddox!

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