Child missing near Monashka; police asking for assistance from public

Editor’s Note: This is a developing story. We will update as more information is available.

Sun., May 8, 9 am The search is ongoing for a 7-year-old boy named Sawyer, who went missing Saturday afternoon near Three Sisters Way off of Monashka Bay Road in Kodiak, according to the Alaska State Troopers. Volunteers and search and rescue teams met at Bayside Fire Department at 7 am to continue their search. A K9 team is also aiding in the search effort. Residents in the neighborhoods near Monashka Bay Road are encouraged to check their properties for any potential hiding places.

Sat., May 7 Alaska State Troopers and the Kodiak Police Department are asking for public help locating a 7-year-old boy named Sawyer, who went missing in the Monashka Bay Road area of ​​Kodiak on Saturday afternoon. Sawyer is autistic, and responds to “come on in.” He was last seen on Forest Drive, which is off of the Three Sisters Way, at 12:20 pm, Sat., May 7, according to the Alaska State Troopers.

Sawyer is 7-years-old and autistic, and answers to “come on in.” He was last seen off Forest Drive, in the Monashka area of ​​Kodiak.

Tim DeSpain is a public information officer for the Alaska State Troopers. He said residents in neighborhoods near Monashka Bay Road should check sheds, garages and any other potential hiding places on their properties. Over 100 volunteers are currently searching for the boy as of 7 pm, according to DeSpain, including members of Kodiak Police Department, Alaska Wildlife Troopers, Alaska State Troopers, City of Kodiak Fire Department, Bayside Volunteer Fire Department, Kodiak Island Search and Rescue, Coast Guard sector Anchorage / Air Station Kodiak and local residents.

Sawyer was last seen wearing gray pants and a camouflage top with hiking boots, according to an Alaska State Troopers press release.

DeSpain says anyone who has seen Sawyer should call the Kodiak Police Department at 907-486-8000.

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