Published: Wed, January 04, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

AMBER Alert issued for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy

AMBER Alert issued for missing 6-year-old Colorado boy

On Sunday night, she issued a tearful appeal for people to help find him.

Authorities are searching for a 6-year-old boy believed to have wandered away from his parent's home in Aurora on New Year's Eve.

Aurora police crime scene investigators are also on the scene, along with dozens of personnel from Aurora police, Aurora Parks and Recreation, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and other search teams from around the region.

David was last seen wearing camouflage trousers, a black shirt, tan coat, and black and orange boots.

David is described as a white male, 4 feet tall, weighing 48 pounds. He has a minor learning disability.

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ABC7 says the boy has a history of wandering off, but had been found safe in the past. Police mentioned two other occasions where David was found by neighbors.

A command center has been set up at David's school, Dartmouth Elementary.

Police tell ABC7 that Puckett was reported missing within an hour on Saturday. They are asking neighbors to check their homes and property for David. Bloodhounds are also searching for him.

The Aurora Police Department has raised awareness by tweeting the hashtag #FindingDavid while providing updates on search efforts. They are combing the neighborhood on the ground and in the air. Over 150 law enforcement personnel from a variety of agencies including the FBI, Aurora Police and Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office, along with more than 200 volunteers, joined the search, said Aurora Police Chief Nicholas Metz.

Earlier Tuesday, police announced that a dive team from South Metro Fire Rescue was checking the pond at East Yale Avenue and South Chambers Road, said Sgt. Chris Amsler, Aurora Police spokesman said on Tuesday. Volunteers will be required to check in and provide a name, address, drivers license and sign a waiver. At the time, they said the search was a precautionary measure and they did not have evidence that David Puckett, 6, was there.

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