Maybe it’s because it is Thanksgiving week, or maybe because the news is covering the Ferguson protests or even the winter storms in the east, but there has been little media news outside of the local community concerning the Amber Alert for missing 2-year-old Malik Drummond from Searcy, Ark.
Malik went missing on Sunday around 5:45 p.m. from his father’s home on West Park Avenue, and today the authorities are asking several people to take polygraph tests reported WREG news. Something, I feel should have been done much sooner, but maybe on Sunday when the authorities were told Malik walked away from his home, all they were concerned with was finding him and not whether there was foul play involved.
The police were told that Malik, who is autistic walked away from his home leaving behind his father and step mother. The Searcy police had helicopters and authorities searching for him. Dogs began searching for Malik that evening but they were not able to track him and police stated there is no water near where the boy lives other for some creeks and they were all checked. On Tuesday, more dogs who were specially trained to track both live and cadaver scents were including in the search.
Malik has a twin sister, Aryanna. and she was taken by Malik’s mother Tanya to the Children’s Safety to see if they could get Aryanna to say if she knew what happened to Malik, but she would not speak, John Clifton, her grandfather told KATV news.
Although the authority asked people to not search, many went out anyway and began to look for the little boy. A search center at St. Mary’s has now been set up for volunteers, but as the day turns into evening the authorities are asking citizens to go home for the night. There were approximately 30 people that were showing up to help search, but THV 11 reporter, Marielle Mohs posted on Twitter there were not very many searchers that showed up Wednesday morning.
News was released that some unnamed people where asked to take a polygraph test and when a THV11 reporter asked a police sergeant about the polygraph test given to the family members and what the outcome was, he hesitated before he stated “I could not answer that questions that is a question you’ll have to ask the investigators.” The hesitation makes me wonder if the police know more than what they are saying at this time.
Tanya, states that she believe that Malik was taken out of the home and has been kidnapped.
“Everything doesn’t add up. Things don’t add up at all,” said Tanya.
The Searcy Police Department is urging the public to call (501) 268-3531 if they locate the missing child or have any info that may help locate him.