Sheriff Chip Hughes from the County Craven "pretty much clues" in the search for the missing 3-year-old Casey Hathaway.
Hathaway was missing on Tuesday after not returning to Cayton, where he and two siblings were staying with a grandmother. Officials said 911 was called after a 45-minute search for Hathaway, and law enforcement officials responded.
CLICK HERE to learn more about the search for Casey Hathaway
. A search for the missing 3-year-old was carried out shortly after the 911 call. Highway Patrol law enforcement, Craven County sheriff's office, the New Bern Police, and other areas have helped search with 500 to 600 volunteers. The SBI and the FBI are also involved in the search.
"Our top priority is to find Casey," said Craven County Sheriff Chip Hughes at the press conference on Wednesday.
Volunteers who had volunteered their time were sent home Wednesday for safety concerns. They were asked to report on Thursday at 8 am at the New Haven Church in Ernul.
Civil servants and professionally trained seekers should continue the search through the night.
Merrilee Moore of NewsChannel 12 held a press conference on Wednesday night Update the Search. She reports that the Marine Corps has also sent several Marines to facilitate the search. Hughes said the family was "extremely cooperative." He also said that as the search continues, they will drill into areas of "particular interest."
Hathaway has blond hair and brown eyes, he is 28 inches tall and weighs 25 Pounds, according to the latest information released in a missing person's poster published Tuesday morning.
"No tipping is insignificant," the sheriff said Wednesday.
"We're not giving up," said Stanley Kite, Craven County Emergency Management Coordinator.
Officials still treat this as looking for a missing child Anyone with information may visit the Craven County Sheriff's Office at (252) 633-0498 or the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation at (919 call 662-4500.