Authorities Search For Clues In Missing Child Case

By: AP
By: AP

TOWANDA, Kan. _ Authorities say they found something while searching for clues about the apparent disappearance of a boy nearly a decade ago.

But investigators aren't providing any details. The discovery was made Wednesday while authorities used dogs to comb the Pine Ridge mobile home park south of Towanda, where the boy lived in 1999.

Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy said the investigation began
about three weeks ago after a tipster called authorities about the
boy.

He was never reported missing, but authorities have been unable
to find any trace of him since 1999. The boy was 11 or 12 at the
time.

Murphy said investigators have talked to the boy's parents, but
he declined to discuss what they said. The names of the boy and his
parents have not been released.


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