Michael Joseph Vaughn went missing on July 27 near his home in Fruitland, Idaho
As the search for a missing 5-year-old boy in Idaho reached its 72nd day on Friday, investigators are searching for unidentified individuals who were seen in surveillance video of the neighborhood.
Investigators were “encouraged” that those seen on the video could help officers safely bring home Michael Joseph Vaughan, who disappeared near his home in the small community of Fruitland on the evening of July 27 Were. Fruitland Police said in an update.
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“It is very important to understand that these people are not suspects or persons of interest, but it is important to speak to each of them to help us complete a picture of the events of that evening,” police said.
Investigators sought help from the public in identifying the drivers of two vehicles seen on Southwest 8th Street: a white Honda Pilot, model years 2016–2020, and a blue Dodge Avenger, model years 2010–2011.
Officers were also seeking help in identifying two adult men they had seen on Southwest 8th Street.
A man was described wearing dark hair and facial hair, dark shorts and no shirt while walking on the sidewalk near Crestview Park at around 6:15 a.m.
A second man was reported wearing black hair, a white T-shirt and black shorts. Police said he was seen walking into the park area behind the splash pad and back to the neighborhood back to the lower drainage.
More than two months after Vaughan’s disappearance, investigators still don’t know what happened to him. The long, detailed search involved more than a dozen law enforcement agencies, K-9 units, dive teams, paragliders and drones.
Last month, police said there was no trace of the missing boy in any of the recently cut fields, including the corn fields that the community was concerned about.