Isaac Schroeder

MISSING: Desperate search resumes for non-verbal autistic Ohio boy

*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*

Ohio authorities are searching for a 5-year-old autistic boy who hasn’t been seen since Wednesday afternoon.

CBS 11 reports that hundreds of volunteers showed up Wednesday to search for Isaac Schroeder, who disappeared from the Fort Jennings area wearing only underpants at around 3 p.m., according to police. By Wednesday night, the boy had not been found, despite searchers scouring along the Auglaize River.  On Thursday morning, the search resumed at 7 a.m.

It’s still unclear where exactly Issac disappeared from. The Putnam County Sheriff’s Office was not immediately available for comment.

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The boy’s mother, Sarah Schroeder, reportedly told police that Issac was non-verbal but did know his own name and his parents’ name.

Edit: thank you everyone for searching. If this goes on til morning, they want anyone who is able to search to meet at…

Posted by Sarah Schroeder on Wednesday, May 27, 2020


The Fort Jennings Fire Department is asking the public to stay away from wooded areas and the river as the search resumes in Fort Jennings Park.

Anyone with any information on Isaac’s whereabouts should contact the Putnam County Sheriff’s Department at (419) 523-3208.

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[Feature Photo: Isaac Schroeder/Handout]