Sebastian Rivas

MISSING: Nonverbal toddler boy missing for days, responds to children’s songs and animal noises

Colorado authorities are searching for a 3-year-old non-verbal, autistic boy who disappeared Friday night from the Eagle area.

FOX 31 reports that Sebastian Castro Rivas vanished from the Eagle Villas apartment complex on June 5 at around 9:20 p.m. He was last seen wearing jeans, a red shirt, and red shoes. He has brown eyes and brown hair.

On Sunday, more than 300 volunteers showed up to help authorities search for the boy, along with the CBI, FBI, and local law enforcement. Search teams scoured along the Eagle River, where an article of clothing belonging to Sebastion was found. A phone the boy was carrying was found in the river, just below the apartment complex.

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Posted by Eagle County PIO on Sunday, June 7, 2020


“The phone he was carrying when he went missing was found today in the river below the apartment complex,” the Eagle County PIO wrote on Facebook. “Despite exhaustive efforts by both first responders and volunteers, we have been unable to find any other additional clues.”

CBS Denver reports that Sebastian is not comfortable around adults he doesn’t know. No one should shout his name out. Instead, he responds to animal noises and children’s songs. He’s also a heavy sleeper who likes to sleep in small, confined areas.

Anyone with any information on Sebastian’s whereabouts should contact the Eagle police at (970) 445-4911 or email at

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[Feature Photo: Sebastian Castro Rivas/Police Handout]