A Morgan Nick AMBER Alert has been activated for 3-year-old Dominick Wesley Arceneaux, who disappeared around 2:30 from the Hog Wild bar at White Oak Lake, near Chidester in Ouachita County.
Arceneaux is 3 feet tall. Weighs 38lbs and has brown eyes and hair. He’s wearing blue jean shorts with red stripes on the pockets no shirt and no shoes.
The Ouachita County Sheriff’s Office has requested activation of a Morgan Nick Amber Alert, Level 2. Point of contact for additional information is Sheriff David Norwood who can be contacted by calling (870) 837-2200.
In Florida, there is an active AMBER Alert for a missing 5-year-old girl from Satsuma, Haleigh Cummings. She too is listed as a missing child at the NCMEC, Dominick is not. Note: He has now been added here.
Other news outlets are reporting he went missing from a residence.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark.(AP) – A 3-year-old boy went missing outside a home by White Oak Lake in Ouachita County on Tuesday afternoon, a sheriff’s report said.
Dominique Arceneaux was playing outside the residence for a few minutes when his mother, Amber Arceneaux, went outside to check on him, only to discover he wasn’t there. Amber Arceneaux, who had been inside with Sherry Mitchell, immediately formed a group of people to look for the missing child, according to police reports. Around 2:30 p.m., close to 20 minutes after the search began, they called the Ouachita County sheriff’s office.
The case of missing Haleigh Cummings in Florida is receiving Local and National coverage with offers of help from many different groups. Are there any offers being made in Dominick’s disappearance? Why is there comparatively such little coverage?
Sheriff David Norwood said there is no indication of what may have happened to the little boy.
“There is no evidence that is pointing us in any direction at this time,” Norwood said.
Family members have been questioned about anyone that could be connected to the child’s disappearance. The sheriff said officers have spoken to about 25 people and have gone to the homes of registered sex offenders in Ouachita County and the surrounding region to see if they could find a connection.
Among others questioned were patrons of the Hog Wild Bar, which is near the Arceneaux home.
The back yard of the Arceneaux’s home slopes to the lake, and there is no fence to impede access. Norwood said the boy’s mother told him that Dominique is afraid of water.
Update 02-13-09: Texas EquuSearch is deploying a team from Texas and Florida to assist in the search, at the request of law enforcement. However, he has been missing four days as of this announcement.
Update 02-16-09: Missing child: Officials need public’s help
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – Investigators searching for a missing 3-year-old boy have exhausted almost all their leads.
FBI special agent Thomas Browne said Monday authorities are asking the public to come forward with any information that could be related to the case. Dominick Arceneaux went missing from his home in Ouachita County a week ago.
Investigators told the media at a news conference at the FBI office in Little Rock that the focus of the investigation has moved from searching a nearby lake to the possibility of an abduction.
The investigation slowed significantly after a thorough search of the surrounding area and interviews of residents and registered sex offenders.
Sheriff: Body found identified as missing Ark. boy
By JON GAMBRELL –
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — A sheriff in Arkansas says a body found Wednesday has been identified as that of a 3-year-old boy who had been missing for more than a week.
Ouachita County Sheriff David Norwood says searchers found the body of Dominick Arceneaux of Chidester floating in White Oak Lake. Norwood says the boy’s body was about 300 feet down the shoreline from his mother’s mobile home on the southwestern Arkansas lake.
Norwood says deputies don’t suspect foul play in Dominick’s death, but “nothing’s been ruled out.” He says the boy’s body has been taken to the state crime laboratory for an autopsy.
Police and FBI agents had been interviewing neighbors, family members and passers-by for days about the boy’s disappearance.
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