TOLEDO, Ohio — A $5,000 reward is being offered for information leading to the recovery of a three-year-old non-verbal boy missing since Friday in Toledo.
Police said Braylen Noble’s mother reported him missing from the family’s apartment around noon Friday.
Noble, who searchers described as non-verbal and autistic, was last wearing a pink Mickey Mouse shirt.
On Monday, dozens of volunteers spent the day searching a wooded area along Swan Creek, behind the Hunter’s Ridge Apartments.
« I’m incredibly hopeful, but you don’t know how that’s going to turn out especially with the amount of time he’s been gone, » said Mike Toffler, one of the organizers of the search. « I can’t even imagine what that mother, what that grandmother, what that family is feeling right now. »
Toledo police said they spent the weekend searching buildings, following-up on tips, and even searching a garbage transfer station in Michigan.
But so far, there has been no sign of Nobel and few concrete clues as to what happened.
« I’m not going to give you a theory because we’re going to explore everything, okay, » said Lt. Dan Gerken of the Toledo Police Department. « So everything is open for us to go investigate. Theories come and go, we want to make sure we have all the information and we’ll follow-up. »
The FBI is also involved in the search.
Volunteers remain hopeful they’ll find the little boy whose picture is posted on missing posters at the apartment complex.
« It could be your son, my son, anybody’s son and right now, it’s a call for help, » said Walter Gray, an Army veteran who volunteered to search Monday. « Find him. That’s all I want to do, find him. »
Anyone with information is asked to call (419) 255-1111.