A small town in Idaho has come out in force to find a 5-year-old boy missing after he went missing near his home.
Michael Joseph Vaughan was last seen near his home in Fruitland on July 27. Police have made little progress since then, but the city continues to make every effort to try to locate him.
Fruitland Mayor Brian Howell said the town would leave “nothing to chance” as it joins its neighbors in search efforts.
The town of Fruitland has 5,400 residents, and they all got together to try and find the boy.
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“They drain canals, they check houses”, Howell told the New York Times. “They are doing all they can.”
“I have never seen such a police presence before,” added Police Chief JD Huff.
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“This whole community came together and was absolutely amazing with their support,” said Jennifer Hanna, Michael’s nanny. “His mum needs him. His daddy needs him. Daddy needs him. We just need him to come home.”
Police issued a “missing and endangered child alert” just two hours after Vaughan went missing, People reported.
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Fruitland City Hall did not respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
Vaughan was last seen wearing a light blue Minecraft shirt and black boxer shorts as well as size 11 thong sandals.
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Police have asked anyone with information to email firstname.lastname@example.org, or send anonymous information to Crime Stoppers of Southwest Idaho, 208-343-COPS.