Mayor Holding onto Hope as Search for Kenton Boy Continues

Day 2 of a search for a missing 4 year old boy got started a day break in Kenton.

The missing boy answers to Quentin, and he went missing around 12:45 Thursday afternoon from his home in the 600 block of South Wayne Street.

First responders were joined by thousands of citizens who searched until dusk Thursday night. After dark, infrared cameras on drones and helicopters continued the search efforts.

Kenton Police Chief Dennis Musser told WKTN, “We’ve got multiple agencies here assisting us with multiple canines, BCT as well as several other agencies, and we’re continuing the search at this point. We also have several volunteers that we’re very blessed to have.”

Kenton Mayor Lynn Webb shared her thoughts on the situation, “My first thought is hope, my second thought is heartbreaking. It’s one of those thing you don’t think you will be facing as a community when you wake up on Thursday morning as we did.”

She said she is very proud of how the city came together, “Very proud of the overall response, and we talked about it, in light of today’s atmosphere, it really goes to show you that some of the negativity we carry is very surface because this little boy as brought all of us together and we need to remember that always.”

What can citizens do now?, “The most important thing is to pray. Everybody knows by now I would think, I’m big on prayer. God has this, and He has him wherever he is, so pray for the family for strength in the uncertainty.”

Mayor Webb also said continue to search your properties.

That too is what search crews would like. They are asking that residents search the trunks of their vehicles, truck beds, backseats, sheds, dog houses or any other building where he could have gotten into and stayed.

Quentin is non-verbal and severely autistic.

He is around 4 feet tall, weighs around 60 pounds and has curly brown hair.

If you have any information on his whereabouts, call 9-1-1.

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