Fears grow as 9-year-old boy with autism remains missing after nearly a week

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Thousands of police officers and volunteers have massed to search for a 9-year-old autistic boy who has been missing for five days in what is being described as the largest search for a missing child in decades.

Omarion Humphrey, who is believed to be unable to speak, vanished on Saturday while he and his foster family were visiting Lake Callis Recreation Area in Davison Township, Michigan. He was last seen on CCTV walking toward the park’s splash pad.

Police have not yet found any clues to the boy’s whereabouts and have not ruled out abduction, even interviewing Omarion’s birth family.

“I’m afraid to rule anything out at this point,” Chief Rick Freeman said. “Being honest, from the beginning, we went into this with an open mind, as we should on any investigation … there’s not been a lot ruled out.”

Even as special dive teams comb the lakes and sniffer dogs search the woods around the park, the boy’s mother, Khisha Humphrey, said that she does not believe they will find her son in the woods. She thinks he was taken by someone.

“I don’t think he’s in the wooded area at all,” she said.

Omarion was taken out of Humphrey’s care earlier this year.