Hundreds Brave High Heat In Search For Missing Autistic Boy

MENIFEE, Calif. (July 9, 2013)--Hundreds of people resumed the search Tuesday for an autistic 11-year-old boy who disappeared over the weekend in Southern California, where high temperatures have topped 100 degrees.

More than 100 emergency workers and volunteers combed the dry, brown hills of Menifee, Calif., on Monday looking for Terry Dewayne Smith, Jr.

One volunteer told KABC-TV that as many as 400 people would be out Tuesday in the region about 70 miles southeast of Los Angeles.

The boy was last seen Saturday night at his home in Menifee.

Riverside County sheriff’s deputies have been looking for the boy since Sunday, aided by bloodhounds, helicopters and searchers on horseback.

Authorities are concerned because the boy may not have any food, water or his medication.


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