A 12-year-old boy
who went missing from a Westchester Township home around 9 p.m. Monday was
found, safe and unharmed, this morning.
disappearance from the residence in the 1700 block of Starwood Drive
prompted an intensive search during the early morning hours. That search was
subsequently suspended but resumed at 8:30 a.m. today and the boy was
located about an hour later, the Porter County Sheriff’s Police reported.
initially responded with a K-9 unit, then around midnight the Porter County
Search & Rescue Team--with Porter Fire Chief Jay Craig, Porter County EMA
Agent Michah Bell, and the unit’s new K-9, Jakob--responded as well. In
addition, the Valparaiso Police Department deployed its drone, which has
the woods around the home, backyards, trees, and even rooftops, Chesterton
Fire Chief John Jarka told the Chesterton Tribune, but to no avail.
The CFD participated in the search too but returned to station at 2:23 a.m.
Then, at 10:48
a.m., searchers succeeded in locating the boy. The PCSP did not say where he