Family gets letter targetting autistic boy
NEWCASTLE, Ont. - An Ontario woman whose autistic grandson was the target of a hateful letter is describing the words written as sickening.
Brenda Millson says she opened her mail on Friday to find a letter that tells her family to "go live in a trailer in the woods," and even suggests her 13-year-old grandson be euthanized.
She says she immediately reported the letter to police.
Millson's grandson lives with his parents and older brother in nearby Oshawa, Ont., but the boy has been visiting her home in Newcastle.
She says the hate-filled letter left everyone in shock but the family hopes the case will raise awareness of the support needed by autistic children.
Millson adds her neighbourhood has rallied around the family.
Durham regional police say they have been investigating since Friday.