5 Year Old Jayliel Vega Batista Missing Since 12/31/15 (Wandered Away from New Year’s Eve Party) in Allentown, PA

5 year old Jayliel Vega Batista has been missing since December 31, 21015, when he wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party in Allentown, Pennsylvania. The search continues for the missing boy who has autism that is reported to have left his home without shoes or a coat at approximately 10:30 p.m. Thursday.

Jayliel Vega

Police on Saturday recanvassed an eastern Pennsylvania neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy with autism wandered away from a New Year’s Eve party without shoes or a coat.

Allentown police Capt. Glen Dorney said 20 search-and-rescue dog teams were looking for Jayliel Vega Batista.

The boy was downstairs playing with a toy with some other children when he left the home at about 10:30 p.m. Thursday, said his 16-year-old sister, Tayritza Molina. The boy was visiting his great-aunt’s home for the holiday, and left barefoot and without any kind of outerwear, police said.

Police were going door to door in the boy’s neighborhood again on Saturday because efforts to track him into some nearby woods were unsuccessful. But they said a glut of volunteer searchers was complicating efforts to find the boy.

“We’re proud of them for stepping up in the force that they’ve done,” Dorney said, but there were so many volunteers in the woods and elsewhere, it was compromising the ability of the dogs and others to locate the boy.

Instead, police asked people who live in the area to thoroughly search their own property and parked cars periodically, in case the boy comes wandering in search of shelter. Police checked out a home at about 2:30 a.m. Saturday after someone thought they saw the boy’s face in an upstairs window but said the boy wasn’t there.

UPDATE I: Search for autistic boy continues as night turns frigid.

A bloodhound that Allentown police were using to find Jayliel Vega Batista tracked a scent Friday from the Keck Park neighborhood, across the Hamilton Street Bridge to Front and Chew streets, police Chief Keith Morris said.

Police couldn’t say for sure if the scent was that of Jayliel, who was last seen running on the 200 block of East Union Street about 11 p.m. Thursday. Several bloodhounds were pulled into the search Friday afternoon, Morris said.

A Philadelphia Police Department helicopter hovered over the East Side as darkness fell Friday and worry turned to fear.

UPDATE II: Coroner at scene where missing Allentown boy’s tablet may have been found.

The Lehigh County coroner has arrived at Canal Park in east Allentown, where an electronic tablet that 5-year-old Jayliel Vega Batista was carrying when he went missing Thursday night may have been found, according to eyewitnesses at the scene.

A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park shortly before 1 p.m. by Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton.

Clark, who just joined the search, said he spotted something red or orange in the water and waded in to check it out.

“I really hope it’s not his, ” he said.

Police have not confirmed the finding or commented on it. But they did send divers to the canal after the tablet was found.

15 Year Old Kimberly Greenberg Missing Since 3/24/15 in Mar Vista, CA

15 year old Kimberly Greenberg has been missing since Tuesday, March 24, 2015 in Mar Vista, California. She was last seen leaving her apartment in the 11200 block of Westminster Avenue (MAP) in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday without taking her cell phone. Kimberly has been diagnosed with autism and has not been seen for a week. She has also gone without her medication for a week. Her mother, Janice Greenberg, says that because of Kimberly’s autism she is very trusting and has the mental capacity of an 8 year old. According to her mother, Kimberly went for a walk near the Mar Vista Recreation Center to calm down, but never returned. The mom fears that her daughter may have gotten in some one’s car. The mother of missing Kimberly Greenberg says it tool the police to long to act in her daughter’s disappearance. She stated, “I want them to find my daughter. I want them to do what I feel they should be doing, and I’m not sure that was done soon enough.”

Kimberly Greenberg is described as 4 feet 10 inches tall and about 110 pounds. She has a small build and light complexion. She was last seen wearing a red sweater, jeans and Ugg boots.

Kimberly Greenberg

Missing: 15 year old  Kimberly Greenberg

Kimberly Greenberg was last seen leaving her apartment in the 11200 block of Westminster Avenue in the Mar Vista area of Los Angeles around 8:30 p.m. last Tuesday.

Kimberly needs medication, which she has been without since leaving home.

She was last seen wearing a red sweater, jeans and Ugg boots.

Because she has autism, Kimberly can be very trusting and has the mental capacity of an 8-year-old, her mother said. This may have gotten her into trouble.


If you have any information about Kimberly’s whereabouts, you’re urged to contact the LAPD’s Pacific Division at (310) 482-6334.

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3 Year Old Owen Collins Missing Since 1/17/15 in Bluffton, IN (Update: Body Found, Three People Arrested: Zachary S. Barnes, Breanna J. Arnold, Unidentified 16 Year Old Boy)

3 year old Owen Collins has been missing since January 17, 2015 in  Bluffton, Indiana. Owen was last seen at about 8 pm Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. His parents say when they woke up, Owen was gone. The police went to a home in the 500 block of Normandy Drive at 12:30 p.m. Sunday to check on the residents’ welfare and couldn’t find the child. Bluffton Police are currently looking for a missing autistic boy.

Owen Collins_missing

Owen Collins – Missing

Police said at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, officers went to a residence in the 500 block of Normandy Drive to do a welfare check. Owen Collins, 3, couldn’t be found inside. Police, firefighters and citizens searched the area, but couldn’t find the boy. Investigators are also interviewing the people inside the home.

Owen is 3 feet 1 inch tall with blonde hair, blue eyes and has a one-inch scar under his left eye. He was last seen wearing dark pants.

UPDATE I: Bluffton Police Searching for Missing Boy.

Police interviewed residents of the home and conducted a search in the area.

According to a 21Alive viewer, Bluffton Police and the fire department used sonar on a pond near the boy’s home, as well as K-9′s, but did not find anything.

Viewers on our 21Alive Facebook page say Owen was last seen around 8 p.m. Saturday at his home when his parents put him to bed. They say the parents woke up and found the boy was gone.

UPDATE II: Body found believed to be missing 3-year-old THREE PEOPLE ARRESTED!!!

Bluffton police said they’ve recovered a body in a rural Wells County woods believed to be a missing 3-year-old boy.

Just before 8 p.m. Sunday, officers with the Bluffton Police Department and Indiana State Police recovered Owen’s body in the woods in rural Wells County. Bluffton Police Chief Nathan Huss said police were led to the area after interviewing people in Mobile Manor. The spot where the body was found is more than 10 miles away from the home police were called to for the welfare check.

Three people have been arrested in connection to the death. They face the following preliminary charges:

  Zachary S. Barnes, 30, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony; abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony
  Breanna J. Arnold, 21, Bluffton: neglect of a dependent resulting in death, a Level 1 felony;
Unidentified 16-year-old boy, Marion: abuse of a corpse, a Level 6 felony

If anyone has any information regarding the whereabouts of Owen, please  might be should call the Bluffton Police Department at (260) 824-3320.

Body of Missing 4 Year Old Autistic Boy Jayden Morrison From White Plains Found In SC

So sad and heartbreaking …

The body of missing 4 year old autistic boy from Jayden Morrison has been found in a pond in Little River, SC Friday morning. The 4 year old boy from White Plains, SC had been visiting his grandmother who lived in Little River, when he went missing the day before Christmas. Jayden was reported missing about 5:45 p.m. Wednesday, December 24, 2014 after his grandmother, Carolyn Sumpter, noticed he was not with his two siblings after his mother, Tabatha Morrison had left for a shopping trip to Wal-Mart. Many individuals from throughout South Carolina and even North Carolina had been searching Friday morning for Jayden; however, the Horry County Coroner Robert Edge confirmed that the boy’s body had been found.

Jayden Morrison

Jayden Morrison – Horry County, SC, Police Department Facebook page

The body of an autistic 4-year-old boy from Westchester County who had been missing since Christmas Eve has been found in South Carolina.

Coroner Robert Edge told local media outlets that the body of Jayden Morrison was found in a pond in Little River on Friday morning.

The White Plains boy went missing while his grandmother was watching him as his mom shopped for presents.

Morgan Nick Amber Alert Issued for Missing 2 Year Old Malik Drummond in Searcy, AR

A Morgan Nick Amber Alert has been issued for 2 year old Malik Drummond. The toddler has been missing since Sunday night, November 23, 2014 in Searcy, Arkansas. Malik was last seen around 5:45 pm on Sunday at his home in the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 pm. Malik is considered autistic and appears to have walked away from his home.  The level two alert was activated early Monday morning according to Arkansas State Police.

Malik Drummond_missing

Malik is autistic, and was last seen in his bedroom around 5:45 p.m.

He’s described as 3 feet tall, 40 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue shirt and brown pants with stripes.

Anyone with information should call 911 or the Searcy Police Department at (501) 268-353.

Police, firefighters, neighbors, friends, and family members continue the search for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond into the late night and early morning hours.

Police say the little boy walked away from his home on the 700 block of West Park Avenue around 6:30 Sunday night.

UPDATE I: #FindMalik: FBI joins search for missing child.

The FBI has joined in on the search for Malik Drummond, a 2-year-old boy who was been missing since Sunday night. Arkansas State Police issued a Morgan Nick Amber Alert on the night of his disappearance.

Volunteers are now searching a creek on the other side of Beebe Capps Expressway for any signs of the child. The Searcy Police Department has moved their command post to the St. Mary Church at Park Avenue and Sowell Street; this is where volunteers need to go first before joining the search.

UPDATE II: Missing child’s father: “Just bring my son home”.

The father, mother, and grandmother of the missing toddler spoke to KATV on Monday. With Malik missing for more than 24 hours, the family says they are getting desperate.

“He’s so little, you know? He doesn’t know his way around, and he doesn’t have nothing on but a t-shirt and some pants and shoes…that’s it,” Malik’s mother Tanya Drummond said.

Malik’s father, Jeff Clifton, experienced the loss of a child almost ten years ago. He says that nightmare is haunting him again.

“The main thing is for him to be home safe, it’s not to get anybody in trouble. The main thing is to just bring my son home,” Clifton said.

UPDATE III: Missing toddler’s mom questions if son was kidnapped.

THV11 spoke with the boy’s mother who said she’s not giving out hope. Tanya Drummond was with her mother and some other family members at the volunteer checkpoint Tuesday evening.

The mood had changed since Monday night, and many people THV11 spoke with are now thinking the child did not wander away from the home by himself.

Drummond said, “We think he was kidnapped, but we’re not sure. Worse comes to worst, that’s what we think.”

If you have any information on the missing child call Searcy Police at 501-268-3531.

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