Another Search Finds No Signs of Missing Boy

By: AP
By: AP
Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says a third search along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared a decade ago turned up nothing.

This age progression image provided by National Center for Missing & Exploited Children shows a simulation of what Adam Herrman might look like at the age of 21. No one claims to know what happened that summer in 1999 when 11-year-old Adam disappeared from the Towanda mobile home park where he lived with his adoptive parents. But the biggest mystery may be why no one reported him missing until nearly a decade later. (AP Photo/The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children via The Wichita Eagle)

TOWANDA, Kan. (AP) _ Butler County Sheriff Craig Murphy says a third search along the Whitewater River for the remains of an 11-year-old boy who disappeared a decade ago turned up nothing.

Adam Herrman has been missing since disappearing in 1999 from a Towanda mobile home park where he lived with his adoptive parents.

Murphy says about 20 people and search dog teams took part in Saturday's search.

Doug and Valerie Herrman say their adoptive son ran away and they never reported it. But authorities discovered late last year that he was missing after his older adoptive sister went to them with concerns.

The sheriff says the next planned search of woods south of the mobile home park will be on Feb. 21.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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