July 8, 2008

MISSING BOY: Ryan Flake

My nephew Ryan Flake, 3 and a half years old went missing from his Oswego, IL home last night around 8:30 pm. He was in the house with his family and they think he wandered out the back door into the yard. A few minutes (not more than five) later they called for him. They couldn't find him, went to neighbor's homes to search, and finally called 911.

The community came out and held hands to walk through the woods and surrounding property. Police are on the site with dogs and equipment. Every second is crucial in the search.

If you live in the Chicago area, please look at these photos and forward them to your neighbors so we can find my nephew as soon as possible. It's been raining all night and the area surrounding his home has a lake, woods, and roads. We've contacted all local stations but would appreciate even wider notice of his disappearance.

Here's a link to more photos of Ryan.

Please pray with us that he's okay and will be found soon.

13 comments:

Nancy Sabina said...

Oh my gosh, Sarah. Our prayers are definitely with you, your family and Ryan. Keep us posted.

Aunt LoLo said...

Our prayers are definitely with your family! How scary!!!! I hope he comes home soon. Keep us posted.

Summer said...

I'm so sorry Sarah.

Anonymous said...

I am from the area. Who can I call to join the search party?

Cindy

Jennifer Lee said...

My prayers are with you and your family.

Hollywood said...

Anonymous, thanks for your concern - the police actually have started clearing out the volunteer searchers this morning so they can focus on their search with their dogs and equipment. The most helpful thing you can do is to forward Ryan's photo on to people who live in the area in the terrible chance that somebody picked him up in a car.

Lucy said...

What can I say...or do sitting here in Az. I hope very much that he is found and that God is watching out for him. So scary. Prayers are with your family and Ryan especially.

Chris & Allie said...

I am so sorry! Sarah, I will post on my blog with a link to yours, it's a long shot, but you never know...

Jay said...

Oh thank God that he was found safe and sound! Your family will definitely be in my prayers!

citymama1 said...

How very scary!! I will keep him and his family in my prayers. Please keep us posted.

Anonymous said...

I just got home from work and heard on the news that he was found. I live in Oswego and was going to assist in the search, but thank God he's been found!!!

God Bless,

J

bdmalouf said...

I saw the story - even after this was resolved and still cannot stop bawling! I cannot believe that this has happened so close to home!
We can take nothing for granted...

One Ford Road said...

I'm so happy he was found safe!!

Amanda <3