EATON, Ind. — The Eaton Police Department is asking for help finding a missing 14-year-old from Delaware County.
Scottie Dean Morris is described as a 14-year-old white male, according to a Silver Alert issued by Indiana State Police. He is 5’4″ tall, weighs approximately 150 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes.
According to the Silver Alert, Morris was last seen wearing black shoes, red and black shorts and a white T-shirt with writing on the front. He was last seen around 8:30 p.m. on Thursday in Eaton.
Several people in the community have stepped in to help the search.
“I can’t even describe the emotion it gives you when you see a community come together like this. We have had probably 300 volunteers,” said Eaton Chief of Police Jay Turner.
Volunteers have been out walking several miles in the cold temperatures.
“We went to every house and checked the trash cans, every car that was sitting around, every shed that was unlocked, backyards, pools,” said volunteer Troy Withers.
According to the Eaton Police Department, ISP helicopters equipped with infrared cameras are continuing the search for the missing 14-year-old as of Sunday, March 19.
“We ask that if you continue to search on your own today, please refrain from wooded areas, tree lines, rivers, etc. as this will only hinder the investigation while they’re in the air searching,” reads the statement posted on the Eaton Police Department’s Facebook page.
ISP said in the Silver Alert that Morris is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance.
Anyone with information on Scottie Dean Morris is being asked to contact the Eaton Police Department at (765) 396-3297 or call 911.
“If you know where Scottie is at, we just want to know he is safe. We want to help him,” said Turner.