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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