Authorities in Iowa have asked the public for tips in the ongoing disappearance of an 11-year-old boy who vanished on May 27.
Xavior Harrelson was reportedly last seen on his bike near a Montezuma mobile home park where he lives with his mother. While Harrelson is considered endangered, Division of Criminal Investigation director Mitch Mortvedt told the Des Moines Star that they have not found any evidence of foul play.
Residents told the news outlet that they would regularly see Harrelson riding outside on his bike. They said they did not see him the morning he disappeared. He was reported missing that afternoon.
According to KCCI, investigators said they have collected all surveillance footage in the Montezuma area. They also said the missing boy’s family is cooperating with their ongoing investigation, WBBM reported.
Meanwhile, neighbors told KCRG that there were “screaming matches” between Harrelson and his mother. They said the 11-year-old was a caretaker for his mother, who is an amputee who has difficulty putting on her prosthetic leg due to an undisclosed health condition.
According to the news outlet, a neighbor reported Harrelson missing — not his mother. The mother has not spoken to the media regarding her son’s disappearance.
Detectives have expanded their search to cover Montezuma’s Diamond Lake Park, which is located half a mile from Harrelson’s home. Canines searched the boy’s home on June 1, according to KCRG.
Harrelson was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue pajama pants, and black shoes.
Anyone with information regarding Harrelson’s whereabouts can call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-2107.
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[Featured image: Xavior Harrelson/Iowa Department of Public Safety]