David Puckett went missing New Year’s Eve and the search continues to find the six-year-old boy.Around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday six-year-old David Puckett went missing near Olympic Park in Aurora. It was reported the David voluntarily left his home and it is suspected no foul play is involved. Though the efforts to find the child have increased over the past few days. Crystal McCoy with the Aurora Police Department notes he was wearing camo pants, a black shirt and black and orange boots. He is described as being around 4 feet tall, 55 pounds with brown hair. Police also state he does not have sufficient clothing for cold weather. We are now on day four of searching for David. After a day of debate regarding the “missing” status of David Puckett, an AMBER alert was finally released for the missing boy on Monday night. The alert was released due to the amount of time David has been missing, and because of the incoming winter weather. Several efforts have been put into place to ensure the boy is found and brought back to his family. A reward for information leading to finding David Puckett was increased to $10,000 on Monday night.
Three tip lines for information on David have been set up. If you have any information or knowledge on David Puckett, call -- 303-739-1865, 303-739-1868, or 303-739-1870.Among the increased reward and tip lines, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol are searching a small pond at Olympic park near the Puckett home as a precaution. A K9 search dog showed signs of discovering something toward the pond. Officials note they may drain the pond to insure a thorough search. The FBI has also been brought in to investigate and search the area. Authorities are asking the public to search their yards, and to keep eyes peeled on sidewalks while driving. There is concern that David may be hiding, understandable for a probably scared and lost six year old. Authorities press that simply calling his name will not suffice. Check boats, vehicles, large boxes, playhouses, tree houses and other places a small boy may seek refuge. The search area started at a half a mile radius, and has now stretched over to a 2.5 mile radius. There has been a great community effort involved in finding David Puckett. People helped in searching over Sunday and Monday. Though, public searches were called off on Monday afternoon after search dogs were deployed by authorities.
- 11:23 a.m. Body of Child was found in pond, No ID of said child at this time.
- 11:28 a.m. Aurora Police Department Tweeted the Investigation and searching will continue.