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    FL - Adji Desir, 6, Immokalee, 10 Jan 2009 - #1

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    Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined more than 100 CCSO deputies in the search for Adji Desir the six-year-old Immokalee boy that has been missing since Saturday evening.

    Deputies on horseback, on ATVs, in helicopters, with K-9, as well as in patrol cars, and on foot were searching the area in and around Farm Workers Village for a second day on Sunday.

    Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level. The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it. He understands Creole, but can not speak it. He may be hiding from searchers.

    More: http://www.winknews.com/news/local/37408699.html

    ORIGINAL STORY (from same link)

    Deputies are searching for a 6 year-old boy reported missing in Immokalee Saturday night.

    The Collier County Sheriff's Office says Adji Desir around was last seen leaving his home in Farm Workers Village around 7:15 p.m.

    Deputies say Adji was watching television in his bedroom when he told his parents he was going outside to play with friends.

    His parents watched him leave the house and go outside. When they went to check on him a few minutes later he was nowhere to be found. His parents called for help.

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    Poor baby... I hope LE finds him today.

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    http://news-press.com/article/200901...901120353/1075

    Deputies said Adji is about 3 feet tall and 45 pounds with short black hair and dark eyes.

    The family said he might be wearing a blue shirt with yellow stripes, blue shorts with a pink stripe down the side and black-and-gray sneakers.

    The Collier sheriff's office said Adji has a developmental disability and functions on a 2-year-old level.

    "He has limited vocabulary," Batten said. "He knows his name but he's unable to say it. He shakes his head, yes or no. He understands Creole but he doesn't speak it.

    "Due to the disability, he might hide from searchers. He would know he was lost but he might not approach somebody and ask for help," Batten said.

    Anyone with information is asked to call the Collier County Sheriff's Office at 239-793-9300.
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    A quick search on Sexual Offenders registered in Immokalee displays 19 results. I'd like to narrow down the Offenders to see who is closest to this area.

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    ARGH!!!! Can't help but wonder why he was out alone at night at only six.........AND with the ability of only a two year old. I hope he is found but it doesn't sound good.

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    ...the 6-year-old boy was last seen in Farm Workers Village at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue shirt with thin yellow stripes and blue shorts with flamingos going down the sides, and black and gray sneakers.
    http://news-press.com/article/200901...901120353/1075

    Looks like the timeline has changed a bit. According to earlier reports, the boy's parents last saw him at 7:15, leaving to go out to play.

    The article doesn't address the discrepancy. Interesting.

    Susan

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    Thanks for that link, TGI. It seems like the police department is really trying to do everything possible to find this boy. That is great. Dogs, helicoptors, posters in 3 languages. That being said...the change in story is odd. Discrepancies are never good. But either way...5:30 or 7:15, we still have a young boy going outside to play, in the dark, by himself. Praying that he is safe somewhere.

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    http://news-press.com/article/200901...NTPAGECAROUSEL

    8 p.m. update
    Lt. Tom Smith of the Collier County Sheriff’s Office’s Special Crimes Bureau will appear live on Nancy Grace’s CNN show tonight to discuss the disappearance of 6-year-old Adji Desir.

    Smith, who is one of the lead investigators on the case, is scheduled to be a featured guest during a live segment on Nancy Grace’s show on CNN sometime between 8:30 p.m. and 9 p.m., according to the Collier County Sheriff’s Office.

    CCSO deputies assisted by law enforcement agencies from around Southwest Florida have been searching in Immokalee for Adji since Saturday evening when his relatives reported him missing after he went outside to play in Farm Worker Village and then disappeared."

    2 p.m. update
    The Collier County Sheriff’s Office will distribute fliers with Adji Desir’s face to volunteers between 2 and 4 p.m. today at Immokalee Community Park 321 N., First Street. They’re asking people to pass them out in their neighborhoods.

    “What we’re looking to do right now is to provide an opportunity to take this a little bit further, a little bit more local,” said Sheriff Kevin Rambosk, who was sworn in last week.

    The flier explains in English, Spanish and Creole that the 6-year-old boy was last seen in Farm Workers Village at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue shirt with thin yellow stripes and blue shorts with flamingos going down the sides, and black and gray sneakers. Anyone with any information is asked to call the sheriff’s office at 793-9300.

    Rambosk asked residents to search for the boy around their own homes and properties.

    He said there will be another opportunity Tuesday morning for volunteers to pick up fliers if need be.

    Already, hundreds of people, including volunteers and two shifts of some 150 local, state and federal law enforcement officers, have been looking for the boy.

    “This is a significant comprehensive effort with law enforcement and residents throughout the community,” Rambosk said.

    “In the five years I’ve been with the sheriff’s office, I’ve not ever seen this length of an effort.”

    Of the family he said: “They’re doing as well as can be expected. It’s a trying time for any family. They want an answer more than even the hundreds of volunteers who are out here today.”

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    After two days, no sign of missing boy

    The Collier County Sheriff's Office suspended Monday's ground search at dusk, but a helicopter with an infrared device was still searching after nightfall.

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    Children who were outside with Desir when he went missing says they just noticed at one point that he was gone.

    http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readar...leid=24909&z=3

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    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en...32587&t=h&z=11

    This is a picture of the area. Lots of woods. This is The Farmers Village
    Missing Children Statistics

    “…A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the U.S, over 2,100 per day

    In excess of 800,000 children are reported missing each year

    Another 500,000 go missing without ever being reported…”


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    no sorry that is the ping map... will anyway there is mapquest.
    Missing Children Statistics

    “…A child goes missing every 40 seconds in the U.S, over 2,100 per day

    In excess of 800,000 children are reported missing each year

    Another 500,000 go missing without ever being reported…”

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    Everyone please say a prayer for this poor little guy tonight that he is brought home safe...this is so sad...:-( Please God do not let him suffer...
    All Posts are My OPINION only, Thank you and Have a Wonderful Day!

    WHERE IS HALEIGH???

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    Bless his little heart, he has the cutest little face.





    Latest about the search from Naples News:

    http://www.naplesnews.com/news/2009/...ng-6-year-old/
    From:"Phases of Grief By Cayseeomarie"
    1: Forge as many stolen checks as possible
    2: Buy Beer, Lingerie and more Beer
    3: Enter "Hot Bod" contest; for "investigative purposes"
    4: "Dirty Dance" with female friends
    5: Practice poking self in eye repeatedly to produce "tears"
    6: Alienate squirrel population of U.S.
    7. Have cheesy, happy Italian words tattooed on your body to properly accessorize "grief"
    8. Go directly to jail

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    http://news-press.com/article/200901...yduCz8jL900%3D

    "Volunteers with ID are asked to pick up fliers to distribute between 10 a.m. and noon today at Immokalee Community Park, 321 N. 1st St.

    The flier explains in English, Spanish and Creole that 6-year-old Adji Desir was last seen in Farm Workers Village at 5:30 p.m. Saturday. He was wearing a blue shirt with thin yellow stripes, blue shorts with flamingos down the sides and sneakers that are black and gray.

    Deputies describe the boy as 3 feet tall and 45 pounds with short black hair and dark eyes. Anyone with information is asked to call the sheriff's office at 793-9300.

    Searchers found no sign of 6-year-old Adji Desir on Monday after two days of looking.

    The search is scheduled to continue today.

    Adji vanished Saturday evening from his home at Farm Workers Village off State Road 29 in Immokalee.

    About 150 law enforcement personnel from the Collier County Sheriff's Office and other local, state and federal agencies, plus volunteers, looked for Adji across 8 square miles through brush and ditches Monday.

    They used all-terrain vehicles, dogs, horses and helicopters with infrared technology to detect body heat because the area around Farm Workers Village is heavily wooded.

    All to no avail."


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    http://www.nbc-2.com/articles/readar...leid=24953&z=3

    From article:

    "Deputies are exploring two possibilities: That he wandered off or that he was abducted.
    They say there is no evidence that any family members abducted the boy."

    "They've also called in a panther expert. Investigators say there were panthers in the area around the time the boy vanished, but panther droppings in the area do not indicate the boy was attacked."
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