Searching Continues at Searcy Park for Missing 2-Year Old

SEARCY, AR – Searcy Police plan to deploy dive teams again later this week at a city park in the search for a missing two-year old boy.

Searcy Police chief Jeremy Clark tells FOX16 News dive teams worked over the weekend in the Little Red River as part of their on-going investigation into the disappearance of Malik Drummond.

Also on Monday, Lesley Marcotte, who told police she was in another room when the boy disappeared, said detectives seized her cell phone as part of the investigation.

Drummond was last seen inside his home on Park in Searcy on Sunday November 23rd.

The ensuing week produced hundreds of volunteers from around the state and country searching throughout the city of 25,000 in case Drummond wandered off and was hiding.

Clark announced December 1 those volunteer efforts were no longer needed, saying enough time had passed for detectives to exhaust the possibility of the two-year old still being outside waiting to be found.

However, dive teams and investigators spent multiple days at Riverside Park in an effort, Clark says, “to eliminate” the area as a possibility where Drummond could be.

“It’s not as simple as hey put on a mask and jump down there and see what you can see,” Clark says. “You can’t see anything. So it’s a slow tedious process to eliminate these areas because of how long it actually takes to cover a very small amount of ground.”

Clark said Monday that work continues and will likely include dive teams from other parts of the state to assist the White County Sheriff’s Department four-person dive team.

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