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Police believe missing Searcy toddler not lost or hiding

Malik Drumond (Source: Arkansas State Police) Malik Drumond (Source: Arkansas State Police)
Malik Drumond (Source: Searcy Police Dept.) Malik Drumond (Source: Searcy Police Dept.)
SEARCY, AR (KAIT) -

The Searcy Police Department Monday released new information regarding the investigation of a missing toddler.

Searcy Police Chief Jeremy Clark stated in a news release that the investigation into the disappearance of Malik Drummond is ongoing and the case is an "active criminal investigation".

After considering expert statistical information as well as an expansive and exhaustive search, Clark said “we cannot reasonably believe this child is lost, or hiding waiting to be discovered anywhere near the area he could've traveled on his own.”

A command center for volunteers has been closed for the time being, but it could reopen if volunteers are needed once more, Clark said. However, officers and other "trained" personnel are still searching for Malik.

Two-year-old Malik was reported missing Nov. 23 from his home on West Park Street. It was initially reported that the boy wandered off from his home.

A Morgan Nick Amber Alert was issued for Malik on Nov. 24 and police immediately notified the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. 

Many agencies, including the FBI, are involved in the search and investigation.

If you have any information on this incident call the Searcy Police Department at 501-268-3531.

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