California police are searching for missing special needs toddler who disappeared at some point between 10 p.m. Tuesday night and 8:30 a.m. Wednesday morning.
The Fresno Bee reports that Thaddeus Sran disappeared from the 800 block of C Street in Maderas. According to police, the boy’s parents said they put him to sleep but when they woke the following morning, he was gone.
“We need your eyes; we need your ears,” Madera Police Chief Dino Lawson said. “Please reach out to us and help us.”
Thaddeus was born prematurely and is just now learning to walk, but usually crawls to move around. He uses a feeding tube, is nonverbal, and needs “special care.”
Police said that they are treating the incident as a possible abduction and will not leave any stone unturned. The FBI and the US Marshalls are assisting in the investigation.
URGENT! The parents of a special needs child in Madera, CA say they put their son to bed and woke to discover him #missing. #ThaddeusSran @KMPHFOX26 @EllenKilloran @LeighEgan @Billyjensen @websleuths @BillThomas56 @FresnoBee @ABC30 https://t.co/KX3Mr28KIy pic.twitter.com/uDKk197smS
— Missing Pieces Network (@Network4Missing) July 16, 2020
“It could be that he got out of the house, it could be that he was abducted. Everything is on the table. We’re looking at everything and we’re leaving no stone unturned.”
Neighbor Karina Prudente, who lives a few doors down, said that the yard of the toddler’s home is completely fenced in around the house, Fox 26 reports.
“You should always lock your doors. I lock my doors. But as far as, ‘is there a band of roving individuals breaking into homes and stealing children?’ No. I can say that. Absolutely not,” Lawson added.
Thadeus stands two feet tall and weighs around 30 pounds. He was last seen wearing a diaper, Spiderman pants and a red shirt.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact police at (559) 675-4220. A $5,000 reward is currently being offered for information that leads to the toddler’s whereabouts.
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[Feature Photo: Thaddeus Sran/Police Handout]