Search for Missing NJ Boy Focuses on Brooklyn
Authorities say David Lundy, 5, of West Windsor, missing since Friday night, requires medication for a chronic illness.
Investigators leading a two-state search for a missing West Windsor boy are now concentrating on Brooklyn, according to New Jersey State Trooper Christopher Kay.
The Brooklyn focus follows information cited by authorities on Saturday that the boy's maternal grandfather may have taken him north, toward New York. A law enforcement alert cited by Kay states: "The task force investigating the abduction of David Lundy 5, from West Windsor NJ is now focused on several locations in Brooklyn, N.Y. that have been deemed relevant to the case."
The alert also states that authorities are "concerned for the child's safety due to a pre-existing medical condition which requires the regular administration of medication."
Authorities continue to appeal for the public's assistance in locating the boy, who they say was abducted by his grandfather Friday night, at the Windsor Woods Apartment Complex, 465 Meadow Road in West Windsor. The child is described as a light-skinned African American boy, about 3 feet 4 inches tall, 55 pounds and has short, sandy hair, police said in an alert. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and green cargo shorts.
Members of the public are urged to call 911 or contact the West Windsor Police Department at 609-799-1222 if they think they've seen the boy or his grandfather, Morris "Tommy" Lundy, of New York, who is described as 5 feet 10 inches tall, 150 pounds, African American male, with hazel eyes and is clean-shaven.
West Windsor Police Lt. Robert Garofalo said David Lundy was about to be removed from the home he shared with his aunt on Meadow Road by New Jersey's Department of Youth of Families, after both she and the boy's grandfather were determined not to be suitable guardians.
Search teams were active in West Windsor Saturday morning, near where authorities say the boy was last seen walking with his grandfather. Onofri described the search as proactive.
At 10:50 a.m. Saturday, a volunteer emergency worker at the search scene said fire crews had conducted sweeps through the woods near the boy's home. Searchers walked shoulder to shoulder in a line through the woods near the apartment complex, the volunteer said, but nothing was found and volunteers were leaving the scene to law enforcement personnel.
According to the prosecutor's office, the search, which began with a 7 p.m. alert Friday night, includes personnel from the New Jersey State Police, FBI, Mercer County Sheriff's Ofﬁce, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and West Windsor Township Police. Local residences and businesses were being canvassed and police K-9 units were deployed.
Onofri said a silver Volvo, originally believed connected to the incident, was no longer an object of the search.
Anyone with information about the child’s whereabouts is asked to call 911 immediately. If you have more information about the abduction, contact the West Windsor Police Department at 609-799-1222.
This story was originally posted at 7:55 p.m. on June 15, and updated at 11 p.m. on East Windsor Patch.