A missing 13-year-old boy returned home Wednesday, according to a state trooper, after police led a search team for most of the day.
Matthew King, of Miles Township, was reported missing and last seen at about 6:30 a.m. when he left his residence on the 200 block of Madisonburg Pike. The teenage boy was en route to a barn about 200 feet from his home.
King’s father contacted police about three hours after his son was last seen, and state police searched the immediate area without finding him. Several fire companies, state troopers and a helicopter were dispatched to the community to form a search party for King.
Miles Township Fire Company said in a Facebook post the boy had been found by about 11 p.m. and was home.
“I would like to take the time to thank everyone that took the time to help with the search today,” the post said. “There is along list of people to thank, from all of our mutual aid companies to (state police) with man power and the (helicopter) to the crest team to the blood hound team and to all the support from our community members that provided refreshments to all the members. Thank you this makes you realize that we still live in a great community. Again thank you for all of your help and support.”
The state trooper who said King returned home indicated that the boy would be interviewed before more information about his day-long disappearance would be released.
Shawn Annarelli: 814-235-3928, @Shawn_Annarelli