According to a Valley News report, humane remains have been recovered from the property where an 11-year-old autistic boy disappeared from on Saturday.
Police investigating the disappearance of the child were directed to the home based on evidence suggesting that a body may be on the property, according to Deputy Albert Martinez report to Riverside Press-Enterprise.
The police have not released any further information, but have called off its search for Terry Dewayne Smith Jr.
“Our searchers are on standby. We are waiting to see what investigators find on the property,” Martinez told KNX-AM radio.
While the police have suspended their search, waiting for investigators to confirm what they have found, volunteers will continue to search the rural area surrounding the area of Terry’s disappearance.
A posting on the Facebook page created by the volunteers stated, they will continue to search until police confirm their findings.
Since Terry was reported missing, a massive search with over 700 volunteers have come out to help find him.
“The strength and fabric of a community are never tested until an event such as this occurs,” Menifee Mayor Scott Mann told reporters Tuesday. “We have volunteers from all quarters of the city: neighbors, ranchers, members of our church family and people from all walks of life, who have come out in overwhelming support of this search.”
Terry is 4 feet 8 and 76 pounds, with blue eyes and dirty blonde hair, last seen wearing light blue basketball shorts and ankle socks.
Anyone with information about his disappearance should call the sheriff’s Perris station at (951) 210-1000, or sheriff’s dispatch at (951) 776-1099.
By: Veverly Edwards