Search for missing Iowa boy intensifies with the help of hundreds of community members

Several hundred volunteers joined law enforcement officials in searching for a missing Iowa boy.  11-year-old Xavior Harrelson was last seen around 11 a.m. Thursday on his bike near his home on the north end of Montezuma. About 375 volunteers joined 125 law enforcement officers and first responders in the search.

Mitch Mortvedt with the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation said areas around the family’s home were being searched Sunday. Harrelson was wearing a red shirt and blue pajama pants with black high-top shoes when he disappeared, authorities said. Police and family of the boy said it is out of the ordinary for him to be gone from home overnight with no contact.

Anyone with information or tips is urged to call the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at 641-623-5679.