Missing Missouri boy's family to hold candlelight vigil


WINFIELD, Mo. (AP) _ The family of a missing eastern Missouri boy will hold a candlelight vigil tomorrow to mark the 16th anniversary of his disappearance.

Eleven-year-old Charles ``Arlin'' Henderson disappeared in July 1991 from his hometown of Moscow Mills, about 40 miles northwest of St. Louis. He was last seen riding his bicycle near his mobile home.

Arlin's uncle Jim McWilliams tells the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that the boy's case has been sitting idle for too long.

A task force had been looking into a possible link to Michael Devlin, who is accused of kidnapping two other boys found in his Kirkwood apartment in January. But the task force has since closed its command center.

The F-B-I has said investigators continue to follow up leads now that they have returned to their separate jurisdictions.

The vigil for Arlin will begin at McWilliams' Winfield home at 6 pm tomorrow. A caravan of cars will travel about five miles to the spot where Arlin's bike was found in some weeds three months after
his disappearance.

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