Lakewood police: no abduction, no missing child
UPDATE: Lakewood police officials said just before midnight Monday, it appears there was no abduction, and there is no missing child.
LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Police in Lakewood are investigating the reported abduction of a young boy.
Police said Monday in a release that a 13-year-old girl reported the abduction at 5:50 p.m. Monday on 83rd Avenue SW near Oakbrook Elementary School.
The teen told police that she saw a motorhome-type vehicle stop and said the boy was pulled inside.
Police say they reviewed surveillance footage in the area and found a possible suspect vehicle on a business' camera system. The vehicle was later located on Joint Base Lewis-McChord property, police said on Facebook.
No missing child reports were made in the Lakewood area Monday, officials said.
"We've had kids that are overdue to get off the bus, and a parent calls and says 'My child is missing.' We don't always have that, so this is odd," said Lakewood Police Lt. Chris Lawler. "We don't want to not react appropriately to the possibility that this could have occurred and some parent isn't aware of where their child is right now. I imagine if we go to or late evening and we don't get a call for a missing child, then the chances of it being an actual abduction I think drop."
The boy was described by the girl as a roughly 10-year-old white male who is about 5 feet tall with a thin build, police said in a release. He was reportedly wearing a blue or green shirt.
Police say they are continuing to investigate the incident and are asking anyone with information to contact them.