Search For Missing Searcy Toddler Called Off, Investigation Continues

Dec 1, 2014

Police in Searcy have called off the active search for a missing 2-year-old and are now focusing on a criminal investigation into the child's disappearance.

The hunt for Malik Drummond began Nov. 23 when his father and stepmother reported he apparently walked away from their home. Volunteers joined with local police, state police and the FBI in an unsuccessful search for the boy.

Police Chief Jeremy Clark said in a news release Monday that investigators will focus "on the only possible remaining scenarios."

Cpl. Steve Hernandez said those scenarios are that the boy was abducted or that he may be dead. Hernandez said police do not have a specific suspect in the case - but have eliminated no one as a suspect, including members of the boy's family.