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Police search for missing 3-year-old

May 18, 2008 9:14:48 PM PDT
Sheriff's deputies in Johnston County are scouring the area for the young boy.

The Smithfield Police Department is searching for missing child, Siraj Unir Davenport, but his mother says he answers to Raji.

Davenport is a 3-year-old Asian male, approximately 3 feet, 0 inches tall, weighing 35 pounds. He has dark brown hair and brown eyes.

He was last seen wearing light blue T-shirt with a yellow truck on the front, dark blue sweat pants and Addidas tennis shoes.

Detectives tell Eyewitness News that the boy was at the Brightleaf Flea Market with his mother around 10 a.m., when she says she turned to load her car with groceries and turned back around to find the boy gone.

Investigators say the mother and other customers searched for two hours on their own before calling police around noon.

Since then, Smithfield police, Johnston County sheriff's officials, search and rescue teams and fire officials have been scouring the area inside and outside the flea market. They have also launched several boats off a nearby ramp looking for clues along the Neuse River.

Authorities say they closed down the market early, clearing out everyone and searching each car as it left the parking lot for clues.

As for leads, police say there are few --investigators say Raji may have been abducted, but they have no information on any estranged family member or anyone else who would want to harm the boy.

Meanwhile his mother is working with police. The boys father is overseas.

If you have any information regarding this abduction, contact the Smithfield Police Department at (919) 934-2121, or call 911 or Highway Patrol.


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