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Father still missing after 2-year-old son found wandering alone in woods

A father and his 2-year old son went missing from Grapevine Lake in Texas on Mon. March 6, 2017.  The dad, Matthew Meinert, 38,  took a photo of himself and his son, Oliver, shortly before they went missing at Dent Creek.

The boat was found empty on the banks by a citizen who found a cell phone and called Miner’s family.  The family called the police and they began searching around 6 p.m. Monday evening, reports the Dallas News.  A  group of searchers were looking for the pair, when they came across the boy wandering alone near Trophy Club around 8 a.m. on Tuesday.

“The child walked right up to [rescuers] and said he wanted juice,” said Capt. Cliff Swafford, a game warden with the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

The authorities are continuing their search for Matthew.



Jerrie Dean, who is retired from Federal Law Enforcement, is the Founder of Missing Persons of America and Missing Texas Forty.

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