Update: 4:00 pm, 5/14/19, Tuesday
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Police are getting help from law enforcement agencies in other counties in the search for a missing teenage boy with autism.
16-year old Dominic Walker was reported missing Saturday morning. His father says he last saw him at home. Now, several agencies, including Cook County law enforcement are looking for him.
Police are actively searching for Dominic. His parents have also been out searching. Police say they’ve been checking abandoned buildings and talking to neighbors.
They also reached out to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) which put them in touch with the Cook County K-9 Unit. Bloodhounds were used to provide a direction to look for Dominic.
Police say they’ve been focusing the search within five miles of the home where he was last seen. NCMEC has helped with what was needed for the search.
Mattoon Police and law enforcement agencies in other counties have offered any help needed. Dominic’s dad says he will be talking to the FBI.
A representative with Missing Persons Awareness Network says it’s something which should be taken very seriously.
Dominic is 5’5″, 120 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers. You can remain anonymous and may earn a cash reward.
Decatur & Macon County Crime Stoppers
(217) 423 – TIPS
Text: DPD333 + info to CRIMES (274637)
Decatur Police (217) 424 – 2711
Original: 11:40 am, 5/14/19, Tuesday
MACON COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — Cook County authorities are now involved in the search for 16-year old Dominic Walker. He was last seen about 3 am, Saturday, in Decatur and reported missing about 10 am.
Police and K-9s from Cook County are now involved in the search. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and the Missing Persons Awareness Network are also involved in the case.
Dominic’s father says he will soon be talking to the FBI. Dominic has special needs. He’s 5’5″ and was last seen wearing a red hooded sweatshirt and possibly blue shorts.
He lives in Mattoon, but was visiting family in Decatur for the weekend.