Eureka's Search and Rescue Team Helps Look for Missing Boy
Police said they were notified that Tre-vun Walker was missing at 2 a.m. Friday, per reports from KSDK-TV Channel 5. Now Eureka's search and rescue volunteers will go into action.
A search and rescue team anchored by the Eureka Fire Protection District will assist in the search for a missing 11-year-old boy who was last seen in Moline Acres in North St. Louis County.
Eureka's fire district has a specially trained 35-member volunteer search and rescue team that combines resources from canine, mounted, communications and ground-based experts. Volunteers include nurses, police, consultants and community residents. In the past, they have assisted in finding lost hikers and missing children, as well as helped with St. Louis area disasters.
The missing boy's name is Tre-vun Walker. His mother, Louisa Love, reported he walked to the Lewis and Clark branch of the St. Louis County Library from his nearby grandmother's house, according to KSDK. The library is located off of Highway 367 near Chambers.
Walker's 14-year-old brother reportedly spoke with him in the parking lot of the library, and saw his brother go back inside the library around 4 p.m. Thursday.
Eureka-Wildwood Patch is waiting for an update from Eureka Fire Protection District Deputy Chief Randy Gabel.
KSDK reported Tre-vun is 4 feet tall and weighs between 80 and 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a blue shirt and an orange vest. He has a brown complexion, brown eyes and wears his hair in a Mohawk style.
Police are calling it is a missing person's case. If Walker continues to be missing, they will update the alert. They have no evidence of an abduction, according to KSDK.
Anyone with information about Walker is asked to call Moline Acres police at 314-868-2433.
This article updated at 8:15 a.m.
Police have launched a ground- and air-search for the missing boy.
FOX 2-TV reports police are expecting to hold a press conference soon.
This article updated at 8:28 a.m.
Live FOX 2 coverage indicates Walker was found at a friend's house, according to this mother. He was reunited with his family. There has been no confirmation of his condition or why he was where he was located.
This article updated at 8:35 a.m.
FOX 2 reported Walker's friends had no idea he was considered missing. Walker appears to be fine when reunited with his parents at the Moline Acres Police Department.
Eureka's search and rescue team volunteers went to Walker's grandmother's house for the canines to get his scent prior to looking for him.