So awful. A young boy has been found dead after going missing a week ago (Jan. 14), after leaving his grandmother’s side during a walk. The young toddler was found by rescue crews about a mile and a half from his home.
Rescue crews found the body of 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin on Jan. 22, after he went missing a week prior on Jan.14. He was with his grandmother and sister walking through the woods near their home, when he ran off out of view. So heartbreaking.
During a press conference at a local church, Chester County Sheriff Blair Weaver delivered the sad news that after a week of searching, they’ve found the tiny boy. “We have found Noah Chamberlin,” stated the sheriff whom was rightfully deeply upset. “He was located about one-and-a-half miles from the home where he went missing … The family has been notified.” The Sheriff’s department was adamant no foul play was involved in Noah’s disappearance. He went on to say, “Just like grandma said, she turned her head for a minute and he was gone. There were trails everywhere.”
Hundreds of volunteers searched the area for almost a week, and once authorities expanded their search area, they found Noah. He was reportedly found in a clearing, just a half-mile outside of the original grid combed by rescuers. Madison County Sheriff John Mehr told the press, “Everybody we talked to talked about how he ran all the time, jumped over tables, ran, just nonstop,” Mehr said. “He loved to hide. We had people tell us that even adults would run after him, and they couldn’t catch him.”
Such a tragic event, our thoughts are with Noah’s family and friends during this difficult time.