UPDATE: Eaton police reported late Friday evening that Scottie Morris has been discovered. The division says medics are checking him out however that he’s “secure.” No different particulars have been instantly launched.
Eaton faculties have been nearly to start out spring break when the small Indiana neighborhood started trying to find Scottie Morris.
The 14-year-old Delta Center College pupil was final seen on March 16, when his household advised police he left the house within the chilly, sporting solely a T-shirt and shorts. Here is a have a look at what’s occurred since then.
Lacking Indiana teen:Eaton police say 14-year-old has been discovered alive and effectively
March 16: Scottie Morris leaves his household’s house
Within the preliminary photograph police posted, taken the day he reportedly left, he was sporting a white T-shirt scrawled with writing calling him a liar. Police later cropped it to take away the wording. Police mentioned the photograph was used as a result of it was what Morris was sporting when he left house.
Flyers that includes lacking little one Scottie Dean Morris, grasp on the Nation Mark fuel station in Eaton Ind. on Monday March 20, 2023. Morris, 14, left his household’s house in Eaton about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, and has not been seen since.
What we all know:Scottie Dean Morris of Eaton, Indiana, nonetheless lacking
March 17: Silver alert issued for Eaton teen
A statewide Silver Alert went out in Indiana stating that the Eaton Police Division was investigating the disappearance of Scottie Dean Morris. A information launch from the Indiana State Police described him as 14 years outdated, 5 toes 4 inches tall, 150 kilos, with brown hair and blue eyes “final seen sporting black footwear, pink and black shorts and a white T-shirt with writing on the entrance.”
Anybody with details about the boy’s whereabouts was requested to name 911 or contact Eaton police at 765-396-3297.
March 17-18: Officers and volunteers search space round Eaton
Volunteer Cody Bales of Eaton searches alongside the river close to the intersection of Eaton-Wheeling Pike and Walnut St. for lacking little one Scottie Dean Morris, in Eaton Ind. on Monday March 20, 2023. Morris, 14, left his household’s house in Eaton about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, and has not been seen since.
Search events appeared for Scottie Morris round Eaton, which is 9 miles north of Muncie. Delaware Neighborhood Faculties assisted by offering college buses to move searchers.
March 19: Indiana State Police scan space utilizing infrared cameras
Police briefly halted on-the-ground searches to permit state troopers in helicopters to scan the world with infrared cameras.
Seek for Scottie Morris:Eaton teen nonetheless lacking after polygraph exams, infrared cameras, search events
March 19: Eaton Police Division asks public for assist amassing video footage
In a Fb publish the weekend after Scottie Morris went lacking, police posted to Fb asking for individuals who dwell Eaton to verify safety cameras for any footage from the evening he left house.
March 20: Searches proceed within the space, together with Mississinewa River
After the weekend, police continued combing the world utilizing “skilled grid searches” that the Delaware County Emergency Administration Company helped arrange.
March 20: Felicia Morris, lacking teen’s mom, makes plea on TV information
Scottie Dean Morris’ mom appeared briefly on an Indianapolis TV information broadcast the Monday after he went lacking, urging her son to return house.
March 21: Eaton police meet with different legislation enforcement companies
In a information launch, the Eaton Police division introduced it will be assembly with the Indiana State Police, Indiana Division of Pure Sources and “a federal group.” Organized, public searches have been stopped, and police mentioned IDNR “might be helping with boats, sonar, and drone and dive groups if wanted” to verify water in and close to Eaton.
March 22: Police renew name for safety digicam footage
Police are searching for footage from any Eaton residents who’ve cameras on their homes. For the second time since Scottie’s disappearance, the Eaton Police Division requested on its Fb web page for residents to verify their footage from 8:15-11 p.m. on Thursday, March 16.
March 23: Neighborhood holds vigil for Scottie Dean Morris
The household and pals of lacking Scottie Dean Morris lead a candlelight vigil and march from Grace and Mercy Full Gospel Church to a close-by park the place a cross was erected on Thursday, March 23, 2023, in Eaton Indiana. Morris,14, left his household’s house in Eaton about 8:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16, 2023, and has not been seen since.
Household, pals and neighborhood members gathered at an Eaton church for a candlelight vigil and march to close by Norseman Park. Attendees prayed for Scottie Morris and tied inexperienced ribbons round a big picket cross.
“He is an ideal buddy of mine and I simply wish to assist him and his household,” one in all Scottie’s classmates mentioned. “I have been sending prayers to them.”
Eaton Police Chief Jay Turner and several other of his division’s officers have been additionally readily available on the occasion.
March 24: Police say bones present in hearth pit weren’t human
The Eaton Police Division posted on Fb responding to rumors that human stays had been discovered, saying the declare was false.
“We have been dispatched to an space of curiosity final evening, nonetheless, there have been no human stays discovered there,” police wrote within the publish.
Later, Police Chief Jay Turner posted a information launch with extra details about the search the earlier night. He wrote that they’d responded to County Highway 1200 North, the place somebody had reported discovering bones in a “hearth sort pit” in a barn. “After investigating and confirming with three completely different forensic anthropologists, the bones have been mentioned to be that of an animal,” Turner wrote.
Turner additionally mentioned that the division was working with the Indiana State Police’s cyber crime unit on the case.
This text initially appeared on Indianapolis Star: Scottie Dean Morris: Eaton teen discovered secure, police report