Over 20 Law Enforcement Agencies Searching For Missing 2-Year-Old Boy In Okfuskee County

News 9 - September 12, 2022 4:07 pm

Ares Muse, missing child from Okemah


A two-year-old child has been reported missing near Okemah, according to the Muscogee Nation.

Ares Muse was last seen wearing black pajamas with bright-colored dinosaurs according to the Muscogee Nation. Authorities say Ares went missing from his home sometime between 1:30 a.m. and 6:30 a.m. Monday morning. According to Jim Parish with the Dept. Of Public Safety, Ares crawled into bed with his parents around 1:30 a.m. but when the father woke up at 6:30 a.m., he noticed the boy was not in bed and wasn’t inside the home.

The father told DPS that the child was able to get past three locking mechanisms prior to opening an exterior door.

Jason Salsman, press secretary with Muscogee Creek Nation, said authorities are using everything from K9s to drones in the search for the boy, and they don’t plan to stop until he’s found.

“We’re just going to look until we find him, whenever that will be, hopefully, sooner rather than later. Hopefully, we don’t get into a situation where it gets dark on us,” Salsman said.

Salsman said there are about 20 different law enforcement agencies assisting in the search.

At this time investigators do not believe this to be an abduction. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol initially issued an “Ashanti Alert” for Ares on Monday but DPS said that was an error. An Endangered Missing Advisory (EMA) was issued just after 3 p.m.

Anyone with information about Ares is asked to call the Lighthorse Police at 918-732-7800.


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