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Family to hold vigil for boy missing for 10 years

Posted October 5, 2010

— The family of a Sampson County boy missing for 10 years will hold a candlelight vigil in his honor on Tuesday night.

Tristen "Buddy" Myers is believed to have been abducted from his home in Roseboro on Oct. 5, 2000. He was 4 years old. There have been no clues to where he might be.

Nearly three years after his disappearance, investigators in Chicago found a boy matching Myers' description, but DNA tests later determined the boy to be someone else.

Months before going missing, Myers had moved to North Carolina from Louisiana to live with his aunt and uncle.

His aunt reported last seeing him playing in front of the TV before she fell asleep. When she awoke, he and his dogs were missing. The dogs returned five days later.

Myers, who has a scar on the left side of his neck, was last seen wearing a black T-shirt, blue jeans and white tennis shoes.

Anyone with information about Myers' disappearance should contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678 or the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at 910-592-4141.

Myers' family will hold a vigil at 7 p.m. Tuesday at their home on Microwave Tower Road in Roseboro. The public is invited to attend.


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  • Proud Wife and Mother Oct 5, 2010

    I am originally from Roseboro now a native of Raleigh and it seems like yesterday seeing all the signs and yellow ribbons tied to everything around town. I was a senior in high school. Everywhere you turned everyone was talking about it. It is hard to believe that it has been 10 years since this little boy went missing. After all this time Roseboro still hasn't forgotten about little Buddy Myers.

  • Sea Chell Oct 5, 2010

    I agree Arljsl...I remember his name by the title b/f I read the message. 10 years have gone by FAST! I have a 14 year old, I can't even imagen

  • arljsl Oct 5, 2010

    I can't believe that it has been 10 years...seems like it was yesterday when this story was on the news.

  • Pseudonym Oct 5, 2010

    I remember when that happened. I hope they can find him.

  • Whatever Geez Oct 5, 2010

    i wish they would find this little boy

  • sssh.. whisper Oct 5, 2010

    So so sad.. I can only hope and pray that we will be found and returned to his family. I know one thing.. When I get home tonight, I know one little boy that will get an extra sqeeze from his mom. I can't imagine and don't ever want to feel the loss that this family has felt. Many prayers to the family and even more prayers that he is safe.

  • 2beachy4u Oct 5, 2010

    "I don't know how these people get up every morning and continue. My prayers are with the family." avidreader

    I agree completely. I don't think I would have the strength. Prayers for this family and this boy.

  • RomneyRyan2012 Oct 5, 2010

    Wow has it really been 10 years? I hope he turns up eventually. If he's alive and as he gets older hopefully curiousity will begin to make him ask questions and he'll be returned to his family.

  • raggy831 Oct 5, 2010

    I agree that it hard to believe that it has been 10 years. Let's pray that the updated picture will been seen by someone that knows him. Then he can come home. It has happened before.

  • JAT Oct 5, 2010

    I can't believe it's been 10 years!