Missing 8-Year-Old Autistic Boy From Oklahoma Prompts Large Search Near Creeks

By Andrew Simontacchi, Epoch Times
June 13, 2016 Updated: June 13, 2016

A search is underway for autistic boy Damion Alexander Davidson, 8, in the area of North 7th Street in Duncan, Okla. Davidson has been missing since June 10, but was last seen on June 12, according to the Duncan Police Department. 

Duncan police said Damion was last seen on surveillance leaving a Dollar General store, and heading north, at around 7:30 a.m. on June 12. 

The department has deployed helicopters, drones, K-9 teams, and several dive teams to search for the boy—who reportedly has a fascination with water.

Officials have been concentrating their searches by creeks and streams after finding the boy’s Captain America-themed pajama pants in a tree south of Bois D’arc Road. 

At the time he was deemed missing, Damion seemed to have disappeared sometime around 2 a.m. after being tucked into bed. 

(Duncan Police Department)
(Duncan Police Department)

Damion is Autistic and reportedly non-verbal; officials warn he may been in need of medical attention.

He stands 4 feet tall, weighs 50 pounds, has brown hair and green eyes; he was also last seen wearing a red shirt and black socks. He may respond to the name Damion Alexander.

The Duncan Police Department is asking that if you see Damion, to please contact them at (580) 255-2112.

Officials also ask the public to please leave water searches to trained professionals. Instead the public can walk neighborhoods, search out-buildings, and under parked cars, porches and decks.

“He is a small child and can hide in small spaces,” officials said.

Search efforts by the Duncan Police Department also include the aid of:

Stephens County Emergency Management 
Stephens County Sheriff’s Office 
Oklahoma Highway Patrol
Oak Ridge Fire Dept
Stephens County District Attorney’s Office 
Office of Juvenile Affairs 
Comanche Police Dept 
Lighthorse Police
Empire Fire Dept
Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics
Duncan Fire Dept.