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Local boy still missing nearly 10 years later

Posted July 16, 2010

— A Sampson County boy missing for nearly 10 years would be 14 years old Friday.

Tristen "Buddy" Myers' birthday renewed pleas to the public for information in solving the cold case.

Myers is believed to have been abducted from his home in Roseboro on Oct. 5, 2000. 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 dog were missing. The dog 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 his disappearance can contact the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678 or the Sampson County Sheriff's Office at 910-592-4141.


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  • Raleighite2 Jul 16, 2010

    Where are the boy's parents? This article doesn't say anything about them. I am sure the police checked parent abduction, but I am just wondering.

  • pgonz62 Jul 16, 2010

    My heart goes out to the family of this lost boy, not knowing anything is so hard. Is he alive, is he dead, does he know who he is that his family is looking for him. May God, bring help that is needed to the family and the police looking for him . What ever don't give up looking for him.

  • Adelinthe Jul 16, 2010

    We've been praying for this child since the beginning. I pray that he is safe and that one day we will know.

    On the other hand, I can't imagine a grown up falling asleep with a 4-year old in the house. Still, the aunt was cleared of any wrong doing.

    God bless.


  • katiejones Jul 16, 2010

    did you not look at the aged progressed picture attatched to the story? duh!

  • lilybell Jul 16, 2010

    The second photo is an age progressed one. Sheesh!

  • purpleheart052001 Jul 16, 2010

    Has anyone try to age progress process to see what he might look like today? It might help!