Search continues for two year old near Preemption

Staff Writer
Aledo Times Record

The search is continuing for a two year old boy who has been lost since about 11 a.m. this morning in northeastern Mercer County. The two-year old boy has been described as wearing a green shirt and diaper. Area police and fire departments have been scouring the area searching for the child.

Police dogs specializing in searching for children in corn fields have been called in from Iowa.

The Illinois National Guard has been called in.

The Mercer County Sheriff's Department has yet to release a statement on the disappearance.