Jesse Wilson update: Police not ruling out foul play yet in boy's disappearance

Posted at 5:45 PM, Jul 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-22 21:51:54-04

Buckeye police say they aren't ruling out foul play yet as they continue to search for a missing 10-year-old boy.

Police are using drones along with searchers on the ground and citizen volunteers, but the search has been hampered by triple-digit heat.

Sgt. Jason Weeks says police will let the public know if there is a plan to conduct another foot search for Jesse Wilson. Friday, trackers and K9 units from the U.S. Border Patrol joined the search efforts.

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Police say the boy slipped out of his home Sunday night. According to police, the boy reportedly has left home before, but hasn't stayed out for an extended period.

”You never know where a kid might go. So we're looking and when search and rescue came out they did a bullseye pattern and that's how they did it. So there was a two to four mile radius around the house and a 15 mile radius up there in the skyline regional park,” Weeks said. 

Police released a call by Jesse’s mother, Crystal Wilson, to police reporting her son missing. The call was received by Buckeye PD at 1:41 Monday morning. But police say that’s hours after Wilson says Jesse was last seen. Also, it was not a 9-1-1 call.

"In a ten year old's case if you know he's there at 9:30 and now it's 1:30 you know 911 could have been the appropriate means,” said Sgt. Weeks. Police said Wilson was cooperating with the investigation.

The boy is described as black, 4 feet tall, weighs 60 pounds and was last seen wearing a red shirt, shorts, black socks and black shoes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Buckeye Police Department.