Idaho boy Michael Joseph Vaughan, 5, still missing after corn fields harvested

Michael Joseph Vaughan, a 5-year-old Idaho boy, is still missing. 

There is still no trace of Michael Joseph Vaughan, 5, who went missing from a small Idaho community over two months ago. As Fox News reports, the search for the child continues after investigators say corn fields were harvested and cleared.

Credits: Fruitland Police

The boy went missing on July 27 near his Fruitland home, as per local police reports. According to the social media update, Fruitland police remains “committed to scrutinizing every detail” in the search for the child.

After harvesting the corn fields many community members were concerned about, investigators are now heading to the irrigation drainages. The irrigation water will be shut down within the next two weeks while the police search through the area.

The update post says:

“We want our community know that Michael is our priority and the needs of the investigation and search demand a huge amount of our attention.”

Two months after the child went missing, investigators are still oblivious to what happened to him. 

Credits: Fruitland Police

Reportedly, the search has involved more than a dozen law enforcement agencies, K-9 units, dive teams, paragliders, and drones. Michael’s family continues to cooperate with the investigators.

Fruitland police have announced a $26,000 reward for the boy’s safe return, which will remain active through November 15.

Michael, who also answers to the nickname “Monkey,” was last seen wearing a light blue Minecraft shirt and black boxer briefs with lime-green stitching, as well as size 11 flip-flop sandals.

Credits: Fruitland Police

In case you have any information about the missing child, please contact Fruitland Police Department Dispatch at @ (208) 642-6006 or email tips and leads to findmichael@fruitland.org

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