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Dog Fails to Provide New Clues In Search for Missing Boy

Posted October 10, 2000

— What investigators thought was their best clue yet has not provided any sign of a missing Sampson County boy.

Buddy Myers' three-legged dog, Buck, returned home Tuesday. Buddy and another dog, Sasha, a doberman, are still missing.

Seven days after the boy's disappearance, rescue teams tried to follow the Buck's tracks into the woods from the area where he was first spotted Tuesday.

They searched and dragged a pond near that area Wednesday afternoon. So far, there is no evidence of the 4-year-old boy.

Police say there is a good chance Buck was not in the woods the entire time. His coat was clean, and he was not very hungry.

Investigators say it also adds to the mystery. The Myers family says Buck is not the same dog that left last week.

"He is skiddish," says Donna Myers, Buddy's aunt. "My husband hit a fly with a squatter, and he was scared of the noise from the swatter. He acts like someone has been hitting him."

Detectives say they will continue with the investigation, and if new clues are found, they will start their search again.

Volunteers continue to show up in Roseboro, but most are being turned away.

Fliers with Buddy's picture are being posted from Roseboro to Fayetteville. Buddy's photo has also been added to anational database of missing children.

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