The search for a missing Montezuma boy who was last seen late Thursday morning (5/27) continues in Poweshiek County. Hundreds of volunteers turned out Sunday (5/30) on Xavior Harrelson’s 11th birthday to search in areas within one mile of the boy’s home and in rural areas around Montezuma. Iowa D-C-I assistant director Mitch Mortvedt gave an update Tuesday on FOX News, and was asked why an Amber Alert hasn’t been issued.
“What we concluded thus far is that it could probably be one of four avenues,” according to Mortvedt, “it could be a walk-away or runaway situation. Whether he was somewhere and had a horrible accident and we have not been able to locate him. Or it could be criminal. With the criminal element and the Amber Alert in Iowa, his disappearance thus far has not met the criteria for an Amber Alert in Iowa.”