Shawnee News-Star: A year later, Colt’s searchers stumped
Posted by KindraLore on April 21, 2007
It’s been one year since little Colton Levi Clark, age 9, disappeared from the Seminole County home of his aunt and uncle. After months of searching and investigating all leads, the case has gone cold.
Colton, who liked to go by the nickname “Colt,” disappeared about 1:30 p.m. April 20, 2006. At the time, authorities believed he was a runaway because his backpack, some clothes and food were missing. The case didn’t meet the criteria for an Amber Alert; deputies couldn’t determine if he had been abducted.
Seminole County Undersheriff Charlie Miller, who’s been investigating the case, said they’ve had no new leads for months.
“We have nothing to go on. We’d like to find the little feller,” he said.
With no concrete information and cold leads, there’s been little to go on for further investigation, although Miller said psychics continue to call.
“Everything that comes in we follow and so far, nothing,” he said.
Back in October, Seminole County Sheriff Joe Craig told the media he feared the worst about Colt’s fate.
“I’ve got a gut feeling that something bad has happened to this boy,” Craig said. “We’ve run out all leads given to us and nothing has panned out.”
Back then, Craig said Colt’s disappearance is “quite a mystery,” but he also believed there’s a chance Colt left by choice.
“From experience, I don’t believe he was abducted,” Craig said, adding the child could have had help in running away.
Teams of dogs and were used in searches for Colt, but were unable to pick up the boy’s scent.
At the time of his disappearance, Colt was 4 feet, 4 inches, tall, weighed 65 pounds and had short brown hair, hazel eyes and wore silver-framed glasses. He was wearing a sky-blue shirt, Wrangler jeans and blue and white tennis shoes. He has a scar above his left eyebrow.
Miller said they’ve circulated countless fliers and Colt is listed with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children as lost, injured, missing.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Seminole County Sheriff’s Office, 405-257-5445.
Kim Morava may be reached at 214-3962 or firstname.lastname@example.org.