Police comb more than 200 homes and trash cans in search for missing boy

Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff is flanked by members of supporting law enforcement, fire personnel and search and rescue teams as he delivers the latest news on missing 5-year-old Michael 'Monkey' Joseph Vaughan of Fruitland on Wednesday afternoon. Pictured with him, from left, are Payette County Sheriff Andy Creech, Payette Chief Jon Plaza (behind the sign), Idaho State Police Captain Matt Sly, Fruitland Fire Chief Jerry Campbell (behind Huff) and Ron Christensen of Idaho Mountain Search and Rescue.

FRUITLAND — The neighborhood where a 5-year-old boy went missing a little 10 days ago is the childhood neighborhood of Fruitland Police Chief JD Huff, he told news reporters during a press conference Wednesday afternoon. He says law enforcement are “all in and determined to find” Michael “Monkey” Joseph Vaughan, who has been missing since the evening of July 27.

Myriad law enforcement agencies have been doing a “completely methodical” search of the Fruitland area, concentrating their efforts now on the area near Michael’s home. In addition to teams of law enforcement personnel, including Fruitland and Boise police department, the Idaho State Police, FBI and 13 different Idaho law enforcement agencies, assistance has also come in from the Fruitland and Sand Hollow fire departments.

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