Missing Tampa toddler's body found in Broward

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The father of a missing Tampa-area toddler says the boy's body has been found after an intense search outside the Broward County home of a relative.

Vihaan Pullamsetti's family was visiting relatives at an apartment complex Sunday afternoon when they realized the 18-month-old was missing.

Helicopters and bloodhounds were assisting with the search and divers were looking in a nearby canal -- until the search was halted this morning.

The Broward Sheriff's Office says a neighbor found a body in the canal this morning, and the boy's father told FOX 13 News that the body is his son.  

He said he believes the boy wandered off during a moment when no one was looking. The family searched for the boy for about 20 minutes before calling 911.

Stay with FOX 13 for any updates.