There are two children missing in Florida. In one case a child, 6-year-old Adji, in Immakolee, Fl. was last seen walking down a road by a group of kids while in the other a door was left ajar, with allegedly no signs of forced entry, resulting in the disappearance of 5-year-old Haleigh Cummings in Satsuma, Fl. Her case is being treated as an abduction while that of Adji Desir is not. Authorities in Immakolee have downplayed and defended their decision not to issue an AMBER Alert due to the lack of witnesses to an abduction but has it made a difference in efforts to find him? You might think so based on this comment.
“We’re still treating it as an abduction because, as we said early on, that brings out the highest level of response,” Putnam County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Rick Ryan said Sunday afternoon.
In other developments. the ground search was called off almost a month ago for missing Adji Desir from Immakolee, Fl.
It is expected to be called off today for Haliegh Cummings in Satsuma, Fl.
In Chidester, Arkansas, the ground search for missing Dominick Arceneaux continues.
In all the disappearances, investigators say they will continue to follow leads and tips.
While authorities remain optimistic in their search for Haleigh, there is a much different tone in the search for Dominick Arceneaux.
‘We’ve got nothing,’ FBI says of missing boy
Thomas J. Browne, special agent in charge of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Little Rock field office, said the hunt for 3-year-old Dominick Wesley Arceneaux has stalled and called for the public’s help.
Browne urged anyone with a tip – no matter how insignificant – to contact 1-800-CALLFBI immediately. A $15,000 reward has been offered in the case.
“We are grasping at straws, to be honest,” Browne said at a news conference at FBI headquarters in west Little Rock on Monday. “We’ve got nothing.”
Update 02-18-09: Sheriff: Body found identified as missing Ark. boy
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.
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