Elijah has been found. A sheriff and a deputy on an ATV found Elijah when they heard him yelling for help. He was in a rough wooded area and searchers are now trying to get him out of there.
Elijah “Eli” Velke,16, is missing from his home in Castle Rock, Wash.
His family believes he was out in the woods behind their home in the 900 block of McKee Road, on Wednesday before he went missing.
Friday morning volunteer searchers from nearby Pierce and Clark County and tracking dogs joined Cowlitz County Search & Rescue to expand the search. A King County Sheriff’s Office helicopter searched the area this afternoon.
Velke is described as 5 feet tall and 100 pounds, last seen wearing a dark-colored shirt, blue jeans and hiking shoes or boots.