Toddler Vanishes From Arizona Campground

Syler Newton was with woman who said she planned to adopt him
By Jane Yager,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 28, 2010 9:58 AM CDT
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(Newser) – As the search continues for Syler Newton, the 2-year-old who went missing while on a camping trip Sunday, the case is beginning to show eerie parallels with that of Kyron Horman: Two boys last seen by the new women who were caring for them. AolNews reports that Newton had been taken to Beaver Creek Campgrounds with Christina Priem and her family; Priem told police she's in the process of legally adopting the toddler, which has not yet been verified.

It's left police to wonder if Newton—who Priem noticed was not in the tent he was sharing with her, her mother, and her daughter at 1:45am—wandered off, or got tangled up in a custody dispute. "So far we don't have any reports that Syler was taken from the campsite," said a rep for the sheriff's office. "That's been the thing that keeps us believing that he wandered away from the tent." Priem, who the media has been quick to point out was arrested in 2007 and convicted for a "false report to law enforcement," has taken a polygraph, and police continue to examine property and cars recovered from the campsite. Click here for more.
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