Search for missing Baton Rouge 4-year-old continues

Search for missing Baton Rouge 4-year-old continues
Police canvass area where child went missing (Source: WAFB)
Police canvass area where child went missing (Source: WAFB)
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BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - The Baton Rouge Police Department is asking for your help in finding a missing 4-year-old boy who was last seen Saturday afternoon about 12:30 p.m.

Family members say Jassiah Clark was last seen in the evening, playing in the front yard of his home in the 5600 block of Robertson Avenue when he vanished.

Police are planning a road block into the neighborhood Monday night, so they can continue questioning those who pass through the area.

"Let him come home," said the boys mother, Brittni Clark. "That's all I want. That's all I want."

Clark has also been walking and driving around the area, looking for her son. She says he has never wandered off by himself before. Clark's sister, Lesly Reed, believes a close acquaintance of the family may have lured Jassiah away from his home.

"Please, whoever has him, send him home," Reed pleaded.

On Monday morning, officers continued to canvass the area where the child went missing. They went door-to-door, talking with neighbors, searching canals near Robertson Avenue, where the child was last seen.

Family says they searched for hours Saturday, before calling the police to report him missing.

"Got quite a few people telling us he has been spotted. To me, there's still hope," said Reed. Family members are hearing the boy has been seen on Airline Highway and Plank Road, but no one has brought him home yet.

"We're hoping someone has some little tidbit of information that could lead us to this missing child," said Sgt. Mary Ann Godawa with Baton Rouge Police Department.

He is wearing grey Levi shorts, Hornets jacket, and black, red, and blue Adidas tennis shoes. Jassiah is 3 feet tall and weighs 40 pounds.

Anyone with information on Jassiah's whereabouts is urged to contact the BRPD's Missing Person Division at 225-389-3853 or Crime Stoppers at 225-344-7867.

Police say they will continue to search and follow any leads they receive.

State police, deputies with the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's Office, the FBI and the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children are all involved.

A spokesperson for the city police says no Amber Alert was issued because they do not feel Jassiah has been taken out of the state.

UPDATE:

Police have found a body has been found in the search for Jassiah Clark. Read more here:

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