Police find jacket and tent in search for missing Barrie boy
Web Staff, cp24.com
Published Friday, October 24, 2008 9:31PM EDT
A blue-checkered jacket, tent, crackers and full bag of chips have been found in the search for missing Barrie boy Brandon Crisp.
The fifteen-year-old was spotted in a trail-like area the day he disappeared, but hasn't been seen since. He ran away from home after arguing with his parents on Thanksgiving Day.
A police command post has now been set up in the village of Shanty Bay, which is just outside Barrie. Police say they are not coming to any conclusions about what has been found so far.
More than 400 volunteers combed through swampland and fields north of a zone already searched by police, and alongside a rail corridor in Oro-Medonte Township.
A $20,000 reward is now being offered for information that leads to the return of a missing teen.
There are worries that that someone online may have lured Brandon away from home, although his parents admit the boy left after arguing over playing too much Xbox.
More than 1,000 students at St. Joseph's Secondary School held a vigil Thursday morning. Brandon's family also attended the ceremony in which friends, teachers, and police spoke of hope.
The boy is described as five foot three, 100 pounds, wearing blue jeans, a burgundy American Eagle hoodie. He was wearing a yellow and grey jacket with white running shoes with a camouflage stripe.
Anyone with information should call Barrie Police at (705) 725-7025.
People can help out with the search by calling Charmaine Nolan at 705-721-3576. Volunteers will be searching from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, Saturday and Sunday.