Last Saturday, a three-year-old went missing from his family’s rental home in Karli Rise, Yallingup, near the south of Perth.
His parents reported him missing at around 7:30 in the morning.
His name is James, and he has fair skin, blonde hair, and blue eyes. According to his parents, he was wearing ‘white Spiderman pajamas with wellington boots’.
Allegedly, the boy left the rental house with the family’s two dogs. His parents thought he was in the yard. However, they grew alarmed when the dogs returned without the boy.
Currently, local Australian police have launched a wide search party, trying to track down the boy in a ten-mile radius.
Multiple police squads, helicopters, dog squads, and SES volunteers are deployed for the task. Even civilians have responded, helping the parents with search parties. Both the boy’s parents and the police have been grateful for the significant response.
However, leading officials have warned the public off bushland areas. They want to avoid accidental damage to evidence in such areas.
For example, experts are trying to track the boy’s movements by looking at footprints in such areas. If search party volunteers accidentally mar footprints, it could damage the investigation.
Consequently, people in the area are told to search the main tracks and roads only. If you’re a local interested in volunteering, you have to register your attendance at the police’s Incident Command Post. It’s located in the DFES SES building near Caves Road.
Currently, the police have found no evidence of ‘foul play’ or ‘kidnapping’. However, the investigation details are still unclear.
A neighbor, Wadandi elder Billy Webb, reported how distraught the parents are. He said, “If he walked through the sand somewhere you’ll see it quite clearly.”
He added, “Everybody’s getting a bit worried about him. We need to start grid-working [a search area] really fast. If he’s a mobile little fella, he’ll travel a fair way.”
Police officials ask anyone who sees the boy or knows of his whereabouts to immediately report their information on 000.