Monday, February 16, 2009

The FBI and local Ouachita County Sheriff's Office hold a press conference about missing 3-year-old Dominick Arceneaux.

update: 2/18
Because there isn't a lot new I will just add to this post.
. According to this news report, Sheriff’s deputies put up roadblocks Tuesday along Arkansas 42, stopping everyone on the two-lane gravel and asphalt highway lined by pine trees and scrawny cactus.

“We’re trying to do it about the time the boy went missing,” said Capt. Jason Dickinson of the Ouachita County sheriff’s department, as he handed out fliers to motorists. “We got everybody we can spare out here.”

Each driver received the same battery of questions, asking whether they knew Dominick or passed by around the time he went missing. Deputies also wrote down each license plate number, hoping for some sort of clue. But out-of-town drivers are rare in the town of 300 people in Ouachita County (pronounced WASH-it-tah). Logging trucks occasionally rumble by the rural lane that Dominick and his mother live on. A large FBI mobile command center sits at the corner, its blue and red LED lights blinking as another FBI agent takes notes on everyone passing by.

I heard this morning from someone that lives in NW Arkansas, that there hasn't even been coverage of this case there. wtf ? I don't know that televised media attention will bring Dominick home, but I do know unless there is some we won't know will we?

update: 2/17
A nationwide Amber Alert has now been issued for Dominick. Members of the FBI's Child Abduction Rapid Deployment (CARD) teams have been deployed to the area. The CARD teams usually do investigation of non-family child abductions, ransom child abductions, and mysterious disappearances of children.

The FBI and local Ouachita County Sheriff's Office held a 30 minute press conference about missing 3-year-old Dominick Arceneaux. To view the pressor click here.

Katfishponders is happy to hear from the officials involved in investigating the disappearance of little Dominick. While we/they still don't know where Dominick is, we now know from the "horses mouth" what is and isn't being done in the efforts to find him. The consensus among law enforcement is that Dominick is not in the lake or in the woods for one square mile perimeter of his home. This leaves open the possibility that Dominick has been kidnapped.

The biggest message that came out of this pressor is the need for the community to think back over this last week and report anything they may have seen or heard of that was out of the ordinary. If anyone saw a suspicious or unfamiliar car in the Highway 24 or Ouachita County Road 332 areas last week, you're asked to call 1-800-CALL-FBI or 1-800-225-5324.

Officials have released a new missing poster flyer and are asking for the public's help in finding him. The poster has been sent to surrounding states, like Texas, Oklahoma and Louisiana. Click here to see the missing poster released by the FBI.

Dominick's father has posted a $15,000 reward for his safe return.

While efforts to get National television coverage of Dominick's story hasn't been successful as of yet, has done a story on Dominick. Click here to see that story.

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  1. I will do what I can to generate some publicity for this young child. Legal Pub

  2. Thanks Legal Pub, I'm sure Dominick's family will appreciate anything you can do and so do I. ;-)