Jayliel Vega Batista was 5 years old and had autism. He lived in Allentown, Pennsylvania. He wandered away from a New Year's Eve party on December 31, 2015. After an intensive search his body was discovered on January 2, 2016, in the Lehigh Canal, located a quarter of a mile from the home he went missing from. His parents are Gilberto L. Vega and Yelitza I. Batista.
Links about Jayliel Vega Batista:
Obituary: Legacy.com Obituary for Jayliel Batista
- Funeral Set for 5-Year-Old Allentown Boy (NBC10.com, January 4, 2016)
- Body of Missing 5-Year-Old Pennsylvania Boy With Autism, Jaylel Vega Batista, Found (NBC News, Elisha Fieldstadt, January 2, 2016)
- Tragic End to Search for Autistic 5-year-old in Allentown (Lehigh Valley Live, Steve Novak, January 2, 2016)