3-year-old boy goes missing, so more than 600 volunteers take to the cornfields to search
A family from Wisconsin breathed a sigh of relief after their little boy, who had gone missing after he walked into a cornfield, was finally found after 20 hours.
According to Inside Edition, Dyton Logalbo, then three-years-old, was playing in the backyard of his family's home while his mother was gardening on October 1, 2016. The toddler moved towards the cornfield just beyond the yard.
Dyton's mother, who was keeping an eye on him, glanced up and saw him vanish into the stocks, Inside Edition reported the Lenglade County Sheriff's Office as saying.
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The mother immediately went after her son and called out to him. When she got no response, she went further into the field by herself and called up the sheriff's office when was unable to find him.
The Sheriff's Department formed a search party that included the city fire departments and volunteers, according to Sheriff Greening. Apart from the search party, two helicopters and drones were also arranged for the search.
Help not only arrived from the authorities but also from the Wisconsin locality as well, when more than 600 people from the community came forward to volunteer.
Greening said that the cornfield was spread over a hundred acres and the corn stalks grew up to seven feet in length.
"It was very dense and very difficult to search in those areas. We had to almost step on the child to find him; it was so thick,” Greening said.
More than 20 hours after his disappearance, one volunteer finally spotted little Dyton who was sitting between the stalks.
Dyton was found safe in the cornfield. Greening said that the boy was frightened and cold, but altogether he was healthy and was not hurt.
Another young girl, Aleacia Stancil, had vanished in Arizona around 20 years ago when she was only nine months old more but was found to be living in Connecticut.
Aleacia's mother, Toni Stancil, was supposedly living a hard life after she left the Air Force. She was battling substance abuse and was working as a prostitute.
In December 1994, Toni left her nine-months-old daughter at her friend's place, because she had to “clear her head,” according to AZFamily. The mother returned two days later for Aleacia, but the baby was gone.
Toni was soon jailed after she lost her baby, but never reported to the police that her little girl was missing. She was killed in the same year.
The baby was passed on to many people, and in the end, she was taken to the police, who put her under the care of Child Protective Services.
In 2014, Aleacia visited a hospital in Connecticut without any ID and also did not know a lot about herself. A nurse who was unsure about her situation, searched online for missing people and found an age progression photo of Aleacia and contacted the police.
In related news, a couple saved a baby trapped inside a hot car while the parents of the girl were found lying on the ground as they had passed out because of a heroin overdose.
Eric Asher was out with his fiancée when he saw a couple lying in the parking lot in Canton, Ohia. He saw the little girl in the car sweating profusely as the temperature had gone up to 88 degrees Fahrenheit that day.
Asher shared the photos of the incident on his Facebook page and had written on the post he wanted other people to be aware of the ill effects of drugs.