In November the Associated Press reported Michael was likely abducted, according to police. Exhaustive ground searches in a 2-mile radius near the family’s home since July have led to no signs of the missing boy.
Since their investigation began, local authorities, Idaho State Police, and the FBI expanded ground searches of a remote forested area north of Weiser. The area is at least 20 miles from Michael’s home and about a 25-minute drive.
Michael was last seen wearing a light blue Minecraft T-shirt, dark blue boxer briefs and flip flops. He is described as 3 feet, 6 inches tall and around 50 lbs. with blond hair and blue eyes. He responds to the nickname “Monkey.”
Anyone with information about Michael’s disappearance or his whereabouts is asked to call Fruitland Police at (208) 642-6006 or to email [email protected].
The reward for information leading to the whereabouts of Michael ‘Monkey’ Vaughan stands at $52,206.