UPDATE: 1/2/15 – A red and white tablet was fished from the water at Canal Park by a volunteer searcher, Thurman Clark, 25, of Northampton, after search dogs tracked the boy’s scent to the canal. He spotted in the water and turned it over to the police who are checking to see if it belongs to Jayliel or not. Jalyliel was carrying one when he went missing.
“I really hope it’s not his, ” Clark said.
Original Post: A 5-year-old boy is missing from Pennsylvania while he was at a party on East Union Street in Allentown with his parents on New Years Eve. Jayliel Vega was last seen about 11 p.m. running near an intersection in Allentown, police Capt. Tony Alsleben said, and he was last seen at Aubrey and South Street. Although the police searched all night into the morning, the boy was not located. The police is asking the public to check their properties and look inside sheds and basement doors for the boy who has dark hair and was wearing a green, long-sleeved camouflage shirt and dark pants. He had no shoes on. Jayliel is autistic and is afraid of people and may run away if you approach him, so call the police if you see him and do not approach him. As the search goes into the late afternoon, police are bringing in lights as they plan to continue into the night.
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