Missing Boy Victim of Drowning

3-23-06 - Officials say a missing 5-year old North Texas boy apparently drowned accidentally in a pond on his own property. An Amber Alert was issued Wednesday for Anthony Turner, who lived in rural Johnson County south of Fort Worth.

Anthony was last seen riding his bicycle south of Burleson late Wednesday afternoon. Fears for his safety were heightened by reports of someone cruising the area trying to pick up children. But Corporal Pam Jetsel of the Johnson County Sheriff's Department says the boy's body and his bicycle were discovered early Thursday in a pond on the family property.

Jetsel says the pond's bank was so steep that it appears the boy probably wasn't able to stop his bike before hitting the water.