CT boy with autism reported missing in Texas

CT boy with autism reported missing in Texas

The search for a 9-year-old boy last seen in Pearland, Texas Thursday has entered its second day.

"The boy is described as African-American, approximately 5'2" and weighing 60 lbs.

Police said McGhee has been missing since around 4 p.m. Thursday after he walked away from a home in the 6700 block of Fite Road.

The helicopter searched all bodies of water as well as the surrounding area, but was unable to locate any signs of the boy.

He is described as a black male and was last seen wearing a black Nike t-shirt and black sweat trousers.

Within hours, hundreds of people had gathered at the command post near the home where Marcus was last seen.

Pearland Police Officer Michael Arnold cautioned searchers that Marcus is "non-verbal" and is afraid of loud noises, so they needed to be especially careful in how they looked for him and how they approached him if he were found.

"He probably won't respond to his name if you call his name", Arnold said in a video posted on the police department's Facebook page.

Pasadena police joined the search early Friday and used ATV's to check a pipeline easement near McGhee's last known location.

Police are requesting volunteer assistance to find the child.

The police department later sent out a message on Twitter and Facebook, asking residents to check their surveillance footage in the event that McGhee could be spotted in them.

Camby played 17 National Basketball Association seasons, including tours with the Houston Rockets and five other teams.

Anyone who has seen the child is asked to contact the Pearland Police Department at 281-997-4100.