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Parent of child with autism joins search for Omarion Humphrey

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GENESEE COUNTY, MI (WNEM) -

"We are still hoping to find this young boy, and time is not on our side," said Davison Township Police Chief Rick Freeman.

Freeman can only speculate the conclusion or the whereabouts of 9 year-old Omarion "Mars" Humphrey who has been missing since July 4.

The last known sighting of this child, who is autistic, according to police was captured on surveillance cameras at 5:09 Saturday afternoon.

"We are still evaluating the tapes and we aren't’t going release the video until we exhaust every means," Freeman said.

Although in most cases, these conditions might appear somewhat unbearable. However for individuals with autism it's different.

“We believe Omarion can survive, this he capable of doing so,” Freeman said.

Today another group of divers, again looked deep with the belly of this lake with sonar equipment, hoping to find some clues to Omarion’s disappearance.

While the number of volunteers is sparse compared to earlier in the week, primarily because of weather, George Ann Johnson who is the mother of a 9 year-old autistic son found it hard to hold back her tears and had to come out along with her husband Larry and help in some way.

Still as the parent of an autistic child she knows all eyes must be focused at all times on that child.

"Anytime you have a child with special needs like that you must take on special attention, something must be done to ensure that child safety," Johnson said.

As the search for Omarion continues Freeman and his staff are dedicated to this search and they want answers.

“It’s not over, and if we can we will find this kid," Freeman said.

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