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UPDATE: Two Rivers Police talk about the latest in the search for missing 3-year-old boy

Amber Alert issued on Tuesday for Elijah Vue
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Posted at 1:32 PM, Feb 20, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-22 01:10:52-05

TWO RIVERS (NBC 26) — UPDATE: Two Rivers Police talk to media about the latest on the search of missing Elijah Vue. An Amber Alert was issued Tuesday and Police say they're still looking for the 3-year old boy.

Also Wednesday night, there was a candle vigil in his honor. It took place outside of St. Peter the Fisherman Catholic Parish.

Community members were invited to come together and show their support for Elijah.

Many of them have been searching for Elijah since yesterday and they wanted to continue to show their support tonight.

"It's nice seeing everyone come together but it breaks your heart a little bit just because he's just a young little boy," said Briana Gomez.

“I mean we had dozens of people in and out today with our search party asking what they can do and lots of local businesses provided food for us so it’s been really outstanding seeing the community support from just this small area,” said Kate Schermetzler.

Police urge people to come forward with any information they may have no matter how insignificant they think it may be.

Police say Elijah is about 3-feet tall and weighs 45 pounds with sandy colored hair and a birth mark on his left knee.

Along with gray sweat pants, Elijah was wearing a long-sleeved, dark dark-colored shirt and red and green dinosaur slip-on shoes.

Police say his caregiver last saw Elijah at their home with no family or associates in the area.

The community and police have been searching for young Elijah since he went missing around 8 a.m. on Tuesday. Police said Elijah was last seen in the 3900 block of Mishicot Road in Two Rivers.

On Tuesday, the sidewalk along Mishicot Road was filled with neighbors and authorities searching for the three-year-old. At times, many were even yelling the boy's name up and down the road. The search expanded to include the area around northwest Two Rivers.

"That's what made me come out here, seeing everyone come together or work together to try to find him," said local woman Jessica Shields, who came out to help. "I'm a mother myself and I wouldn't dare want this to be my kid so I'm going to be out here."

Police say local, state and federal agencies are all helping in the search for Elijah. On Tuesday, we saw not only many local departments present, but there was a helicopter circling the area for multiple hours.

"I just think that if I was that kid, I would want to come home," said local searcher, Max Schram. "So, I'm going to do the best I can do bring him home."

Our Two Rivers reporter, Preston Stober briefly spoke with Two Rivers' Police Chief Ben Meinnert on Wednesday morning. Chief Meinnert said that the is no updates this morning but the search is ongoing. He told Preston he would fill us in as soon as he knows more.

Police describe Elijah as Hmong and White ethnicity with brown eyes. Police said Elijah is possibly carrying a red and white plaid blanket as pictured below.

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If anybody has information to help locate Elijah, you are asked to call Two Rivers Police at 920-686-7200.

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