Levi Rickert, editor-in-chief in Native Currents. Discussion »
Isabella Indian Reservation Saturday morning the local Mt. Pleasant, Michigan newspaper the "Morning Sun" reads:
“Saginaw Chippewa boy's disappearance now called 'suspicious;' FBI joins probe”
The FBI is called in when federal crimes are committed on Indian reservations.
The Morning Sun indicates there is a "person of interest."
Both Pictures are of Carnel Chamberlain age 4
Carnel Chamberlain, a tribal member of the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, was last seen about 9:30 pm on Thursday evening. The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police dispatch was contacted by the boy's family by 10 pm.
“We are listing him as a missing person,”
Frank Cloutier, the public relations director of the Tribe told the Native News Network on Friday.
“That is really all the information we have right now”
when asked why an Amber Alert had not been issued.
On Friday, an intensive highly organized search was ongoing throughout the day with over 150 volunteers assisting with the search. The search concentrated on a one mile radius of the four year olds last known whereabouts.
The Saginaw Chippewa Tribal Police Department served as the lead law enforcement agency. Other law enforcement agencies from around Michigan assisted in the search for young Chamberlain.
The search efforts continue this morning. Volunteers can assemble at the Tribal Operations' senior room, located 7070 East Broadway, Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Anyone with information or anyone who may have seen the missing boy is asked to contact the Tribal Police Department at 919.775.4700.
posted June 23, 2012 7:40 am edt