BELDING, Mich. — While considering for now the disappearance of 10-year-old Devon Morrison as suspicious, Belding Police Chief Dale Nelson seemed reluctant to think of foul play as part of the disappearance.
Chief Nelson spoke to reporters in a news conference around 9:45 a.m. Monday.
When asked about foul play, Nelson said police continue the investigation as a suspicious incident. The last confirmed sighting of Devon was around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.
A pair of Devon’s shoes was found in the waters of the Flat River during the earlier search.
No tips have panned out, he said.
Police have talked to family members and interviewed sex offenders who are known to live in the area. Nelson said more questioning will be done Monday, but no one has been taken into custody.
The boy’s home was for a time the scene of investigation. Items were taken from the home for use in the investigation.
“The river search is going to be expanded,” said Nelson. Divers and some previously unused technology including sonar and imaging will be used Monday in the Flat River. Devon was thought to have gone fishing on the river. He never returned home.
The river will again be searched from the Bending Dam to the Ashfield Bridge.
The Devon Morrison case and the case of a man found dead in the woods are not related. Chief Nelson said.
(On scene reporting by FOX 17’s Tim Swore.)