Dozens of volunteers comb in rural Ohio looking for a missing boy, 14, who disappeared four days ago after complaining about toothache
- Jonathon Minard is missing at his home in Carroll County
- He was last seen in a friend's house in Carrolton on Saturday and told family members that he would return home after complaining about toothache
- Volunteers, family and friends have searched within an area of six miles
Dozens of volunteers are looking in rural Ohio for a boy who went missing on Saturday after complaining about toothache.
Jonathon Minard, 14, was last seen in Carroll County with a blue hoodie, brown pants, and brown boots. The teenager is described 5 feet, 7 inches tall and has blue eyes and brown hair.
Minard was on a farm near New Harrisburg to milk milk on Saturday and was later brought to the home of a family friend closer to Carrollton.
Jonathon Minard, 14, (photo), was last seen on Saturday afternoon after helping friends milk cows at a farm near New Harrisburg in Carroll County, Ohio
Researchers said he complained about toothache and stayed alone in the home.
Then he disappeared and now his family is desperately worried because they have not heard from him.
Minard's aunt, Jo Hepner, said his parents were destroyed and just wanted him home safely.
& # 39; His mother is ready to fall apart, his father is also and they feel helpless because they cannot do anything & # 39 ;, Hepner told WEWS.
& # 39; I have faith. I do. He is a strong boy and he is a fighter and I think he will find him. & # 39;
Caroll County Sheriff Dale Williams said investigators continue to interview witnesses, including the last person to see the teenager. However, they have not yet found a person relevant to the case.
Minard's aunt, Jo Hepner, (photo) said his parents were destroyed and want him home safely
Volunteers turn out to help with the search at Dellroy Fire House in Carroll County
The sheriff's office had asked if anyone wanted to help with the search to contact them. Officials asked volunteers not to include children in the search due to safety issues of the area being covered.
They claim that the landscape around the search site is huge and challenging in Carroll County and that there are many wooded areas and fields. Volunteers are looking for an area of six miles or so.
Searching the area with the help of quadricycles and on foot, Tuesday morning more than 100 family members, friends and strangers appeared to search the area on foot and use quadricycles in the hope of finding it.
& # 39; It is now a whole lot of land to cover, & # 39; said Dellroy Fire Chief Emerson Huffman. & # 39; We now have multiple K-9 teams at work. We have drone teams with infrared cameras & drones. We ran them late last night. & # 39;
WEWS reported that Carroll County sent a message stating that the area around Baxter & # 39; s Ridge Church in Harrison Township is a special area of focus in the search
Residents have also been asked to check garages and other structures on property
WEWS reported that Carroll County sent a notification saying that the area around Baxter & # 39; s Ridge Church in Harrison Township is of special interest in the search.
Residents have also been asked to check garages and other structures on property.
& # 39; There are also many abandoned cabins and sheds and stuff there, so we hope he might have stopped somewhere and waited for it, & # 39; said Huffman.
Jonathon & # 39; s family prays that the teenager tried to walk home, is lost and waits for her to be found.
Volunteers will continue to look for the boy on Wednesday in the hope that he will be lost on the way home and waiting to be found.