A missing autistic boy on each coast has sparked fears over the last few days, especially after a body believed to belong to one of them was found in Washington, D.C.
Michael Kingsbury, 7, was an autistic boy who vanished Saturday or Sunday night. According to a WUSA9 report, his mother Katrina Kingsbury last saw him on Saturday, but his sister said she saw him in their unfenced backyard on Sunday.
After Michael vanished, an extensive search failed to locate the missing autistic boy until Monday when he was found in a locked car that police said they had already checked several times.
The boy’s body is now at the medical examiner’s office and reportedly showed no signs of trauma. However, it was already showing signs of decomposition, and it was too soon to rule out any possibilities.
A second missing autistic boy in Riverside County, California was the subject of an expanded search on Tuesday. with over 1,000 volunteers looking for the boy in temperatures that soared over 100 degrees Fahrenheit.
The Riverside County Sheriff’s Department and other agencies, including the FBI, used horses, helicopters, and bloodhounds to assist in the search.
As I previously reported, Terry Smith was last seen on Saturday night, when his mother Shawna Smith asked his older brother to babysit while she went out to dinner.
An ABC report said that the 16-year-old boy simply told the 11-year-old to go home when he began to follow his older brother. It’s unclear if he ever got there. His mother thought he was already in bed when she came home.
But the boy wasn’t there Sunday morning when she went to give him his medication.
Terry Smith is believed to be wearing blue and without any food, water, or medication. As the deadly summer heat wave continues, it is becoming urgent to locate the missing autistic boy.
[Terry Smith photo via Riverside County Sheriff's Department]
[Riverside County, California photo by Ken Lund via Flickr, Creative Commons]