Police continue search for missing 11-year-old autistic boy in Lindsay

Draven Graham was last seen on Queen Street at 3 p.m. on Sunday

11-year-old Draven Graham of Lindsay. (Police-supplied photo)
11-year-old Draven Graham of Lindsay. (Police-supplied photo)

Kawartha Lakes police are continuing to search for a 11-year-old boy who went missing in Lindsay on Sunday afternoon (June 12).

Draven Graham, who is autistic, was last seen at his home on Queen Street in Lindsay at 3 p.m.

He is described at 4’10” with a slim build, and was wearing a blue t-shirt and dark jogging pants. He was not wearing shoes.

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By late Sunday afternoon, police were searching the Queen Street, Caroline Street, and Colborne Street area with the assistance of the OPP Search & Rescue Team.

Police have asked residents to check their property (including backyards and outbuildings) for Draven. According to police, he may hide and not respond when called.

“Emergency Services are using all resources to search the area of Queen St. N., east of the Scugog River, by foot, boat, drone and helicopter,” the Kawartha Lakes Police Service posted on Twitter.

By midnight, the Ontario Volunteer Emergency Response Team had joined the search, which continued overnight.

During an update at 10 a.m. on Monday outside the police station in Lindsay, Kawartha Lakes police sergeant Deb Hagarty said police believe Draven may be hiding and again asked residents to search their properties and review any video surveillance.

She noted Draven likes to hide, has limited verbal skills, a sensory irritation to touch, and will not respond to his name if called.

Hagarty said searchers found Draven’s shirt and pants in the area of Colborne Street, but said police have found no evidence he was abducted. Hagarty also said divers from the OPP’s Underwater Search and Recovery Unit are searching the Scugog River.

Anyone with information about Draven’s whereabouts is asked to call the Kawartha Lakes Police Service at 705-324-5252.

 

This story has been updated with the latest information about the search.