LOWELL — Acting Superintendent Barry Golner shares that the Lowell Police Department, in coordination with regional, state, and national law enforcement, is continuing its search for a boy reported missing on Tuesday morning.
Lowell Police received a report on Tuesday, June 14, at about 9:30 a.m., that a 3-year-old named Harry was missing from a home on Freda Lane. The boy had been dropped off at the home of a babysitter, and was last seen in the yard by a neighbor at about 9:15 a.m.
Harry was last seen wearing a long-sleeve maroon shirt, and gray pants with a white stripe. Lowell Police urge anyone with information on Harry’s whereabouts, or who believes they have seen him, to call 911, or Lowell Police at 978-937-3200.
“We ask everyone to take one last look at their properties. If you live in Lowell, you live in Tyngsborough, please take one last look at your property, look in your bushes,” said Carlisle Police Chief John Fisher, who is serving as an incident commander for the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Regional Response Team. “If you have a door surveillance camera, please look at the footage from yesterday.”
On Tuesday, about 180 first responders searched a radius of about one mile around the neighborhood. On Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, Lowell detectives and officers, in collaboration with law enforcement partners, canvassed the area a second time, reconnecting with residents and following up on all tips.
On Wednesday, about 200 first responders will re-cavass the area and expand the scope of the ground search.
Lowell Police do not believe this case to be an abduction at this time. However, the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment, which has significant experience in missing child searches, is offering assistance.
“They are the best of the best,” Acting Superintendent Golner said.
Lowell Police have received support from the Northeastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council Regional Response Team, K-9 Unit, and Incident Management Assistance Team; the Massachusetts State Police Air Wing, Dive Team, Mounted Unit and Special Emergency Response Team (SERT); Middlesex District Attorney Marian Ryan and the District Attorney’s Office; the Lowell Fire Department; Lowell Department of Planning and Development; Middlesex Sheriff’s Department; Dracut Police Department; Tyngsborough Police Department and Fire Department; Andover Fire Department; UMass Lowell Police Department; Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation; the National Park Service; Environmental Police; PRIDEStar EMS; Lowell General Hospital Paramedics; the Executive Officer of Public Safety and Security; the State Fire Marshal’s Office; and the American Red Cross. About 50 cadets from the Lowell Police Academy also have responded.
Acting Superintendent Golner wishes to thank the City Manager Thomas Golden’s office for providing extensive resources. He also wishes to thank the Lowell First Church of Nazarene and the Lowell Elks, which have provided significant logistical support, and the many responding law enforcement partners and community members for their cooperation and ongoing assistance.