CORYDON, Ind. (WDRB) — It has been practically per week since a teen in Corydon was final seen strolling his canine.
Police assume Jacob McCarty may be in danger after meeting someone in the woods, and the teenager’s father is pleading for clues to assist convey him house.
Surveillance video confirmed Jacob strolling his canine down a path proper behind the condo the place he lives together with his dad, an space neighbors stated they noticed him strolling on a regular basis.
“Somebody has to know one thing,” his dad, Jeremiah McCarty, stated. “Somebody has to know one thing.”
Jacob could possibly be carrying crimson Nike sneakers. His canine, Isabella, had a turquoise harness.
Previously week, Harrison County Sheriff deputies have searched the realm by foot with Ok-9s and within the air with drones.
“We consider with the knowledge we have collected on this investigation that his son met somebody on-line and had plans to satisfy them,” Sheriff Nick Smith stated.
In line with the Heart for Cyber Security and Training, 40% of children related or chatted on-line with a stranger. Of these children, 15% tried to satisfy with one.
It is a dialog McCarty stated they’ve had loads of occasions.
“He gave me the identical outdated music and dance, you recognize, ‘I do know, dad, I do know,'” McCarty stated. “I informed him be very cautious what he stated about something in the home or him. He knew. He knew as a lot as I may inform him.”
Now, they’re casting a large web to seek out him, asking for surveillance video from a whole bunch of miles away.
“It is perhaps a fuel station,” Smith stated. “It is perhaps a McDonald’s drive-thru. It is perhaps anyplace. We shouldn’t have the manpower to examine each digicam in a 200-mile radius, however you do.”
Within the meantime, Jeremiah McCarty simply desires everybody to share Jacob’s image on social media.
“I’ve to have him again,” he stated, pleading. “I simply have to know that he is protected. I simply have to know that he is protected. That is all I actually wish to know proper now. I simply need him to be protected, simply protected.”
When you’ve got any info that you simply assume may assist convey Jacob house, name the Harrison County Sheriff’s office at 812-738-3911.
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