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Sunday, January 11, 2009

Adji Desir, AMBER Alert,Endangered, Jan. 10,2009 FL.

Deputies search for Immokalee boy

Originally posted on: Sunday, January 11, 2009 by NBC2 News

Last updated on: 1/11/2009 6:32:58 PM

IMMOKALEE: Deputies have been searching since Saturday for a 6 year-old boy who was reported missing. Dozens of law enforcement officers from agencies around Southwest Florida joined over 100 CCSO deputies in the search for Adji Desir.

Adji Desir was last seen leaving his home in Farm Workers Village around 7:15 p.m. to play outside. His grandmother went to check on him and he was gone.

Adji stays with his grandmother and at his uncle’s home most of the time, According to Lieutenant Smith with CCSO.

He was at his grandmother’s house Saturday night. Other children also live in the house.

Investigators have learned that the boy is developmentally disabled and functions on a two-year-old level.

The boy has a very limited vocabulary. He knows his name, but can not speak it.

Adji understands Creole, but can not speak it.

Deputies have talked to children who were outside with Adji when he went missing. They say they were playing and suddenly they noticed he was gone.

A Helicopter completed a search of the swampland near Farm Worker's Village. CCSO said he may be hiding from searchers.

Adji’s description:
3 feet tall
45 pounds, Black hair
Brown eyes.
Blue and yellow T-shirt
Blue and yellow shorts

If you have any information about Adji call CCSO at 239-774-4434.

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