Boy seen in Pineville, MO not Missing Child out of Idaho

UPDATE – Idaho Police say the boy spotted in Pineville, Missouri was not Michael Vaughan.

PINEVILLE, Mo. – A Missing boy out of Fruitland, Idaho was possibly seen in Pineville, Missouri according to local authorities.

KTVB Channel 7 says Michael, who is nicknamed “Monkey,” was last seen at around 6:30 p.m. on July 27, 2021, in the Fruitland area. At the time, he was 5 years old and described as 3 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 50 pounds, with blond hair and blue eyes. Michael’s 6th birthday was June 24, 2022.

In a previous news conference on July 22, Fruitland Police confirmed preliminary evidence that suggests Michael’s disappearance is criminal, possibly an abduction. Already, the department has looked into nearly 1,000 leads and tips that have come in from the public, according to KTVB.

Pineville Officers say they received a call today, October 19 from the Fruitland Police Department regarding the missing boy. Officers believe he may have been spotted in the Pineville area.

Officials say they identified multiple persons of interesting in this case previously, however, no suspects were named.

If you see him please contact 911 with any information.

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