Tuesday, November 15, 2011

#LisaIrwin : #TylerDanielDasher Missing ...And Yes We Have A Witness

Police are searching for a little boy that has turned up missing from a home in Affton, Missouri, just south of St. Louis city.  Authorities have issued a SARAA Alert in order to spread the word on the little boy.

News 4's Laurie Waters is at the scene and tells us that the boy's name is Tyler Daniel Dasher, born in September of last year.

Authorities say the boy’s mother put the boy to bed last evening about 10:30 p.m. on the 7700 block of Clevedon on Monday.  When the mother woke up at 11 a.m. Tuesday the child was gone.

According to police, the little boy has blond hair, weighs about 20 pounds.  Tyler has four upper teeth and four lower teeth.  Investigators say that he has a red birth mark on his shoulder. Police say he may have been wearing light blue flannel pajamas, with a truck pattern.

Rick Eckhard with the St. Louis County Police tells News 4 they are especially concerned because when they arrived on the scene around 11 a.m. on Tuesday morning, they were approached by a resident who said that they saw a man walking down the street with a child in a blue blanket. 

 Eckhard tells News 4 that a blue blanket is missing from the home.

Authorities say they do not have much to go on with this lead.  The man was described only as a white male, possibly in his 30s wearing what may have been a dark colored hoodie and dark sweat pants.  The witness did not have any information as to whether the man got into a vehicle.

While they have not ruled it out, Eckhard says the child most likely would not have been able to walk away from the house on his own.  Officers that inspected the house determined it would have been very difficult for Tyler to leave on his own.  Police are doing a complete search of the home to rule out the fact that the child might still be inside.

Eckhard says that Tyler lived in the home with his mother and grandmother, and had his own room in the house.

Anyone with information should call 911.