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Monday, July 29, 2013

Monroe, NY - Kiryas Joel Massive search for autistic boy missing in KJ

NEW YORK  - New York State police and Kiryas Joel emergency officers are searching for a 10-year-old special needs boy who has gone missing Sunday evening.

A Kiryas Joel public safety officer says Shimon Zorger went missing near Lizensk Boulevard, which is a densely populated Cul-de-sac off Schunnemunk Road around 6:00 p.m

The boy, who has Down syndrome, has a tendency to hide, according to the officer. Kiryas Joel residents and emergency responders are helping in the search in the nearby area and woods.

Responders believe the boy isn’t hurt, according to the Kiryas Joel officer and state police search dogs and rescue boats have been called in to help in the search.

Reports say search boats have been going to Shadow Lake and Lebanon Lake.

As of 10:40 p.m. Sunday night the boy had still not been found, officials said.

Anyone who may has seen the boy is asked to call the State Police at the Monroe Barracks at 845-782-8311 or the Kiryas Joel Public Safety Office at 845-782-5577.

New York News

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