Day 13 as Search Continues For Missing Yakima Boy
He's still missing. Friday marks day 13 since 4-year-old Lucian of Yakima was reported missing from Sarge Hubbard Park. Even though the massive search was scaled back last week local authorities like Yakima Police and the Yakima County Sheriff's Office are still involved. The search is now being handled by the family, friends and other volunteers who are searching for any sign of the boy.
Authorities say they're following up on tips
A spokesperson for the Yakima Police Department says they receive tips from callers daily and follow up on the tips but so far nothing has lead to the discovery of Lucian. Despite what some may think police say they have no evidence of any foul play in the case. The detectives working the case have been able to establish that Lucien left the playground alone on September 10 walking south and east. Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell says "Unfortunately, there is a fast-flowing river, a pond, and a deep lake in that direction.
However, underwater drones and divers checked both bodies of water with negative results."
Many people are still involved in the search for the boy
Volunteers from the Yakima County Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue Unit are still helping search the area along with family and friends of the missing 4-year-old boy.
The search has gone beyond Sarge Hubbard Park to other parks in the city while family and friends have passed out flyers to area churches, businesses and schools. While all those places are being searched people are also looking in the water around the park.
If you can help contact Yakima Police YPD@yakimapolice.org or call 911 with tips.
4-year-old Lucian was last seen at about 7:15pm near the play area at Sarge Hubbard Park. He was wearing blue shorts and blue shirt with a shark on it.
Sheriff Bob Udell will answer questions on Friday on KIT
Yakima's Sarge Hubbard Park is located at 111 S 18th Street in Yakima. That's where the family has based the search operation.
Don't miss our conversation with Yakima County Sheriff Bob Udell at 7:15 am Friday on KIT. We'll talk about the search and other issues facing the sheriff's office.
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