Vancouver boy missing hours after being returned safe

Missing Persons

11-year-old Matthew A. Mctimpeny was last seen Thursday morning at his residence. August 5, 2021 (courtesy Vancouver Police Department/KOIN file photo)

PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) — Vancouver Police Department announced it is once again seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 11-year-old boy hours after they reported he had been returned safe to his home.

Matthew A. Mctimpeny, born 12/04/2009, was last seen Thursday morning at his residence. He is white with brown eyes and brown hair 5 foot 4 inches tall and about 110 pounds. It’s not known what the boy was last wearing, but he was in possession of a bright blue backpack.

If found, the public is urged to call 9-11 and reference case number 2021-016346. There is no foul play suspected and no known medical concerns for the boy, officials said.

The boy went missing from his home sometime on Wednesday, the Vancouver Police Department said. Just after 1:30 a.m. on Thursday, VPD announced he was found and was safe at home.

However, at 11:18 a.m. on Thursday, VPD announced that the child has gone missing once again with his residence being the last known whereabouts.

To confirm that the press release wasn’t sent out by mistake, KOIN 6 News asked VPD whether the boy did indeed go missing immediately after being safely returned.

Kim Kapp, a spokesperson for VPD, confirmed that the boy “was returned home this morning and now he’s missing again.”

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