Search for missing Springville boy brings hundreds of volunteers

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  • My2Cents Kearns, UT
    Jan. 30, 2011 4:14 a.m.

    It's good the boy is okay but this was very clearly a runaway incident which is not an amber alert abduction situation.

    This article is a good example of how dijointed families have become. Parents have called this unusual yet previously happened. This incident goes to show how no one really knows their own family and what kind of behaviors they have.

    It also proves how easy a person can "disappear" and remain hidden close to home. This article also shows how children have been exploited by education to disconnect them from honoring their parents and family to serve government brainwashing and indoctrination.

    Its so sublime and subtle I don't think teachers realize they are also being exploited to be the puppet masters of socialism and illegal government actions with our education system. Who, what, and how they teach are state and federal government controlled.

  • just-a-fan Bountiful, UT
    Jan. 30, 2011 1:20 a.m.

    I am saddened to hear about this. I hope and pray for the safe return of this young boy. I can not imagine the anguish his family is going through. Good luck to all involved.

  • Just a Mom Vernal, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 10:45 p.m.

    This article was in the DN online January 27, including a picture of Chad:

    "Concern is growing about the welfare of a 12-year-old Springville boy who has been missing six days now and is believed to be a runaway.

    Chad Stilson's father says his son snuck out of the house early Saturday morning, after being grounded. No family member has had any contact with him since.

    He is described as a good kid, who is tender-hearted and helpful.

    Police have investigated a few unconfirmed sightings in the area.

    Anyone with information about Chad should call Springville police at 801-489-9421.

    A facebook page has also been set up to help find Chad."

    It doesn't say why the parents didn't contact police sooner. Perhaps they thought he would return, and finally realized he wasn't going to. I've had children run away at that age, many years ago when they were young, and the police would not help until they had been missing for several days, or we had reason to believe there was foul play.

  • washcomom Beaverton, OR
    Jan. 29, 2011 10:38 p.m.

    When a child is gone, the most difficult thing is to think clearly.

    I hope they have a perimeter around the home that they are focusing on, as well as known hide-outs and friends he likes to be with. How I hope they find him soon!

  • LizzyO Lehi, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 8:33 p.m.

    This situation is a little different than some because he left on his own and apparently has a history of this type of behavior. But it does make one wonder when the parents asked for help in finding him. I hope they find him and agree there should be a picture with this article.

  • Reasonable Person Layton, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 7:32 p.m.

    I have a simple question: how come we're not hearing about law enforcement being involved in the search?

    What's REALLY going on here?

  • Colorado girl Small Town, CO
    Jan. 29, 2011 7:20 p.m.

    Hoping for him to be found! And to the Bardsley family - thank you for your example! Prayers that all who are missing those they love find the answers soon!

  • kiaoraguy Provo, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 7:09 p.m.

    A WEEK! Somebody dropped the ball on media coverage here. My heart goes out to all concerned even more now

  • Penelope Ellsworth, ME
    Jan. 29, 2011 6:49 p.m.

    Yes, a picture would be nice....

  • Thriller Saint George, UT
    Jan. 29, 2011 5:36 p.m.

    Wow he's been gone for a week and this is the first I've heard of it. Am I that out of the loop or are they not using the media to help find him?

  • AZnewser Snowflake, AZ
    Jan. 29, 2011 5:04 p.m.

    Why is there no picture of Chad attached to the article?