The search for 5-year-old Michael Vaughan, an Idaho boy who was last seen in July, has entered its fourth week.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Michael was last seen on July 27 at around 6 p.m. in Fruitland, Idaho, in a residential area near an open field near his home on SW 9th Street. He was wearing a “Minecraft” T-shirt, boxer briefs, and blue flips flops. It remains unclear who, if anyone, was with him before he disappeared.
On Monday, the Fruitland Police Department took to Facebook and posted that the search for Michael is still very much active and ongoing.
“As of today, Monday, August 16, we have received nearly 290 tips from citizens. It is an intensive effort to follow up on all credible tips and leads and continue to review all video footage. However, investigative resources from the FBI, Idaho State Police, Boise Police Department, and the Fruitland Police Department remain on task.”
Authorities said that Michael’s parents remain fully cooperative. However, Fruitland polive previously stated that no possibilities have been ruled out in connection with the child’s disappearance.
Michael is described as a white male who stands 43 inches tall and weighs around 50 pounds. He has blonde hair and blue eyes. His nickname is “Monkey.”
Anyone with any information on Michael’s whereabouts can submit a tip with Crime Stoppers or contact Fruitland Police at 208-642-6006, extension 0.
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[Feature Photo: Michael Vaughan]