The Search Continues for Michael Kingsbury
It's been 29 hours since 7 year old Michael Kingbury disappeared from the backyard of his home in the 1700 block of West Virginia Ave. Kingsbury is 7 years old, 4'3" tall,weighs about 60 lbs, and has dreadlocks. He's autistic, and doesn't speak. He was last seen (around 9-9:30am Sunday)wearing a red pull-up (disposable training pants). MPD has gone door to door on some streets, and they have been interviewing all registered sex offendors in the surrounding neighborhoods (there is no indication that Michael has met with foul play). As you can see from the map, Michael's home (oh, he's also new to the neighborhood)is kind of on the Trinidad border, but also very near Ivy City, and the Gallaudet campus. Plus, there's that weird sort of no man's land as you head towards Home Depot. Bottom line, there are a ton of places a scared kid might be hiding. Do your part (and please remind your neighbors to do the same): check your backyard, check your garage, check your shed, check your alley. Just look any place a kid like Michael might be able to climb into. Got an old car parked in the backyard? Check that too. Michael is likely in need of medical attention, and he's likely scared and hungry by this point. It's super important that everyone do what they can to help locate him quickly. I'll update if there are other ways residents can get involved in efforts to help find Michael. In the meantime, please call 911 if you think you've spotted him.
Anybody that would like to help the community pass out flyers and knock on door to help #FindMichaelDC meet at 6pm on W VA Ave&Mt Olivet NE
— Chelle Says (@ChelleBofDC) July 8, 2013