Monday, July 28, 2014

Mother, police searching for missing boy

By DOUG CARDER, Herald Senior Writer | 4/23/2014

WELLSVILLE — The last time Christy Cisneros saw her teenage son was Saturday night, she said.

“When I woke up Sunday morning, he was gone,” Cisneros, Wellsville, said. “He left sometime during the night.”

Colton Cisneros, 17, was last observed by some friends Sunday getting into a green truck in Gardner, Cisneros said. The driver was unknown.

“His girlfriend lives in Gardner and he has some friends in Gardner,” Cisneros said of her son, who is a junior at Wellsville High School.

The Wellsville Police Department, with assistance from the Gardner Police Department, has been searching for the boy since his mother reported him missing Sunday, John Blair, Wellsville police chief, said.

“We have been actively looking for him every day,” Blair said. “We have been working behind the scenes at some ways to find him and we hope those prove to be fruitful soon.”

Blair did not elaborate on what leads the department might have in the case, but he said everyone is eager to locate Colton.

Colton is described as being 5 feet, 7 inches tall, weighing about 125 pounds, with sandy blonde hair and blue eyes, the police chief said. 

The teen was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, black shorts, gray slipper shoes and a ball cap but might be dressed differently now, Blair said.

“[Colton] was not in possession of a motor vehicle,” Blair said.

Anyone with information about Colton Cisneros is urged to call the Wellsville Police Department, (785) 883-2691, the Franklin County 911 dispatch center located in the Franklin County Sheriff’s Office building, 305 S. Main St., Ottawa, or the Gardner Police Department, (913) 856-7312.

Christy Cisneros, who was distributing flyers in the area Wednesday with her son’s photograph and description, said she did not know why Colton left in the middle of the night.

“I just want him to come home,” she said.

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