Idaho Toddler Went Missing Friday on Camping Trip

Parents holding out hope for DeOrr Kunz
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jul 15, 2015 6:06 PM CDT
A family photo of DeOrr Kunz.   (Family photo)

(Newser) – A 2-year-old boy who went missing on a family camping trip in Idaho has been gone five days now, and his parents say their one hope is that he's been abducted rather than lost in the woods. "If somebody has him please don't hurt him," mom Jessica Mitchell tells KTVB. "Just bring him home safely where he belongs." DeOrr Kunz Jr. apparently wandered off Friday afternoon at the Timber Creek Reservoir near Idaho Falls. His parents say they thought his grandfather was watching him and vice versa, reports the Huffington Post.

Searchers haven't turned up a trace, and police are not commenting on the possibility of an abduction—nor have they issued an Amber Alert. "There's a possibility that he may be with somebody and that's what is giving us hope," says dad DeOrr Kunz Sr. "It's a bad thing that he would be not with us right now, but it also means there's a good chance that he is alive and with somebody."

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