ID ID - Michael “Monkey” Vaughan, 5, Fruitland, 27 Jul 2021 *MEDIA, MAPS, TIMELINE* No Discussion

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    Reward fund set up for safe return of missing boy

    While the search for Michael continues, a reward fund has now been set up. Huff explained that the fund was made possible due to a $10,000 donation, made by someone who wants to remain anonymous. The chief said when the donor handed him the cashier's check he told the chief, "If that little boy is found and brought home safely, that will have been the best money I have ever spent."

    Search update

    While searches have slowed down somewhat for now, Huff said the Payette County Sheriff's Office was still running its marine unit up and down the Snake River once or twice a week. On Wednesday, they spent the entire day on the stretch of the river from Payette to Annex, checking sloughs and searching banks.

    "They've been a tremendous help," he said.
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    Thank you Oviedo. A lot of work but much appreciated.
     
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    The investigation includes “doggedly” combing through surveillance video from the day Vaughan went missing. He was last seen in Fruitland, ID in the area of SW 8th and 9th streets, and Washington Avenue and Cornwall Way between 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on July 27.

    While police say they have identified many people featured in those videos, there are a few individuals they would like to question in case they know anything (although they’re not suspects), including:

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    Fruitland police released these images of cars they would like identified in connection with the search for Michael Vaughan
    • A 2016-2020 white Honda Pilot seen leaving the area on Southwest 8th St. around 6:47pm
    • A 2010-2011 blue Dodge Avenger also seen leaving the area on Southwest 8th, before turning right
    • A man with dark hair and facial hair, wearing dark colored shorts, no shirt, seen jogging on the sidewalk of Southwest 8th St. near Crestview Park at around 6:15pm.
    • A man with dark hair, wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts seen walking off of Southwest 8th St., down into the park area past the splash pad, towards the lower drainage behind the neighborhoods.
    Michael Vaughan: Police search for witnesses, cars in case of Idaho boy
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    FRUITLAND — Law enforcement personnel involved in the search for a missing 5-year-old boy from Fruitland got “a little spark” recently when someone came forward with new information. Additionally, more money has been added to the reward fund and police will reach out to the public today to help identify four people who were in the area near the time Michael “Monkey” Joseph Vaughan went missing.

    “We recently identified a witness who brought forth good information that can really help us with the timelines,” said Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff during a phone interview this morning. “We think it’s going to be very helpful.”

    The chief said it was encouraging for law enforcement that despite Michael having been missing for more than two months, somebody who saw something finally stepped forward with new information. As investigators continue to piece together the timeline of July 27 — a critical component of the investigation, Huff is urging anyone else who might have information to step forward.
    Police believe new tip in case of missing boy is ‘going to be very helpful’
     
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    From Fruitland Police FB Page 8 October
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    10-8-21
    Update: The Search for Michael Joseph Vaughan.
    Michael has been missing now for 72 days. Over the past few weeks, the Fruitland Police Department, the Idaho State Police, and the FBI have continued the search for missing 5-year-old Michael Vaughan. Tips are coming in and they are being followed up on. To date the total number of tips received is 471 through the tip lines and the tips are being assigned to investigators for follow up. We are committed to scrutinizing every detail in this investigation and it is taking time. This remains a very active investigation at all levels and will continue.

    As we doggedly comb through the neighborhood surveillance videos for July 27, we continue to discover vehicles and individuals that we cannot identify. We are seeking the public’s assistance with the identification of the driver of a 2016-2020 model year, white, Honda Pilot seen leaving the area on SW8th St. around 6:47pm. We are also seeking assistance with the identification of the driver of a 2010-2011 model year, blue, Dodge Avenger also seen leaving the area on SW8th, but immediately turning right and headed south on South Whitley Drive.

    Further, there were two individuals that were seen near the splash pad/ Crestview Park the evening Michael went missing. The first individual was a male adult with dark hair and facial hair, wearing dark colored shorts, no shirt, seen jogging on the sidewalk of SW8th St. near Crestview Park at around 6:15pm. The second is a male adult with dark hair, wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts seen walking off of Sw8th St., down into the park area past the splash pad, towards the lower drainage behind the neighborhoods. It’s very important to understand that these people are not suspects or persons of interest, but it is important to talk to each of them to help us complete the picture of the events that took place that evening.

    We are encouraged by the fact that one of these individuals described above could help us bring Michael home safely. We are also encouraged by the fact there are still people out there that did see something, but didn’t feel it was important to report their information at the time.

    Recently, a witness brought forth some more vehicle information that could prove to be very helpful with the timeline. If you or anyone you know has any information regarding suspicious activity on or around July 27, in the area of SW8th St., SW9th St., Washington Avenue and Cornwall Way between 6:00pm and 7:00pm we strongly encourage you to contact the Fruitland Police Department at 208-642-6006 Ext 0, or contact us through our tipline at findmichael@fruitland.org .

    We have continued the ground search, although it has been limited to those areas identified by investigators as needing further attention. The family is fully cooperative, have complied with all of our investigative requests, and continue to work with investigators. We appreciate the communities support through the kind words of encouragement and prayers. We all remain hopeful.

    We want everyone to know that Michael is our priority and we’ll continue to post updates as new information is available. A recent anonymous donation to our reward fund has increased the fund to $40,000.00. We are hopeful that the reward motivates those with information to come forward and help bring Michael home to his family. This reward is available to anyone having information leading us to the safe return of Michael and is available until November 15, 2021.

    We continue to ask that you remain vigilant and please share the poster linked here,
    https://www.fruitland.org/.../VAUGHAN_MICHAEL_JOSEPH..., and to keep him in your prayers.

    (20+) City of Fruitland Police | Facebook
     
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    Courtesy @swedeheart For others who appreciate seeing the new info mapped out.

    Starts at about 1:10:50:



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    10-22-21
    Update: The Search for Michael Joseph Vaughan.

    Since our last update, the Fruitland Police Department, the Idaho State Police, and the FBI have continued the search for missing 5-year-old Michael Vaughan. Tips are coming in and they are being followed up on. To date, the total number of tips received is 530 through the tip lines and the tips are being assigned to investigators for follow up.

    We want to thank our citizens for your help in identifying the owner /driver of the blue Dodge Avenger, and let you know that our officers were also able to identify the man seen jogging in the area where Michael went missing.

    Although we have made progress, we are still asking the public’s assistance with the identification of the driver of a 2016-2020 model year, white, Honda Pilot seen leaving the area on SW8th St. around 6:47pm. We also still need help with the identification of the male adult with dark hair, wearing a white t-shirt and black shorts seen walking off of Sw8th St., down into the park area past the splash pad, towards the lower drainage behind the neighborhoods.

    Once again, it’s very important to understand that these people are not suspects or persons of interest, but it is important to talk to each of them to help us complete the picture of the events that took place that evening. Every day we are combing through surveillance videos and other data, generating and working leads, as well as, working the tips coming in from the tips lines. It will take time. We want our citizens to know that this law enforcement team has not stopped working since the day Michael went missing and will continue to work until he is home safe. This is a very active investigation at all levels and is ongoing.

    Further, Michael is our priority and we’ll continue to post updates as new information is available. A reward of $40,000.00 has been established for anyone having information leading to the safe return of Michael to his family. We hope that the reward motivates those with information to come forward and help bring Michael home to his family. This reward is available to anyone having information leading us to the safe return of Michael and is available until November 15, 2021.

    We continue to ask that you remain vigilant and please share the poster linked here.
    https://www.fruitland.org/…/VAUGHAN_MICHAEL_JOSEPH_POSTER_(…, and to keep him in your prayers.

    Please follow this page for more updates as they’re available.
     
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