/ 06 September 2021

Search continues for missing boy

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NSW Police have seized a white ute as part of their investigation into the disappearance of 3yo AJ Elfalak. Efforts to find him have been ongoing since late on Friday, but authorities and volunteers have so far found no trace of the boy. AJ went missing from a rural property near the NSW Hunter Valley town of Putty. He is autistic and non-verbal, and his family say it is out of character for him to wander off. “He holds my hand all day and all night, we are together all the time – something’s not right,” said his mother Kelly, who believes he was taken. Authorities said they are looking into all possibilities, including the family’s sighting of an older model Toyota Hilux on the private road next to the property when AJ went missing. “Really every minute is important. Our priority is to just find AJ as quickly as we can,” said NSW Police Superintendent Tracy Chapman.

Image source: NSW Police

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