Law enforcement rallies to locate missing 5-Year-Old; K9 successfully tracks child

SARCOXIE, Mo. – Law enforcement officers successfully locate a missing 5-year-old as K9 units lead the way.

Yesterday evening, Sarcoxie Police Dispatch received a call regarding a missing child.

Police say they began searching the immediate area and surrounding woods when they arrived.

After the initial search, a successful track by handler Deras and K9 Skye lead police to the child’s location.

The search was aided by the Sarcoxie City Fire Department, Sarcoxie Rural Fire Protection District, and the Jasper County Sheriff’s Office.

Officials say a mix of thermal imaging, canvas searching, and K9 tracking was used to locate the child and return him unharmed.