Sebastian went missing on June 5.
On Friday afternoon, Eagle County authorities announced that they had found a child's body in the Eagle River between Eagle and Dotsero. It has since been identified as missing 3-year-old Sebastian Rodriguez Castro.
Sebastian went missing from his home in Eagle Villas Apartments on June 5, and hundreds of volunteers and investigators participated in the search for him. Unfortunately, that search didn't end how we'd hoped.
His body was found by someone who was on a watercraft on the river, according to a spokesperson for the county.
The Eagle County Coroner's Office has stated that the cause of death is consistent with drowning and that it was accidental.
"I thank the community for being patient as we followed this Office's process for confirming the identity of a recovered body," said County Coroner Kara Bettis in a statement. "We hope this announcement brings closure to the family and a measure of healing to our caring community."
No other details have been shared at this time.
Our hearts break for the loss of this sweet boy, and we send our deepest condolences to his family.