3-Year-Old Boy Missing in Wisconsin for Two Weeks

Police are still looking for information on the location of a three-year-old kid who went missing two weeks ago in eastern Wisconsin.

Elijah Vue was last seen with his mother at a residence in Two Rivers, 40 miles southeast of Green Bay.

The Two Rivers Police Department stated on Facebook on Tuesday that “Elijah Vue has not been found.” The hunt has taken officers across the state, involving various agencies and even door-to-door questioning in rural communities.

Police are requesting anyone in Two Rivers and nearby counties to check security or dashcam video footage from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on February 19, which may include images of a beige 1997 Nissan Altima with Wisconsin plates and a registration beginning with A.

3-Year-Old Boy Missing in Wisconsin for Two Weeks

Both his mother, Katrina Baur, 31, and Jesse Vang, 39, the guy who was caring for Elijah when he went missing, have been charged with child neglect.

Baur was accused of being a party to a crime involving child neglect. He was also charged with two counts of obstructing an officer.

Both suspects appeared in court on February 26, with preliminary hearings scheduled for Thursday. At the previous hearing, a public defender was appointed to represent both parties. It is unclear whether the couple has continued legal representation.

Elijah has sandy blonde hair and brown eyes. He was possibly carrying a red and white plaid blanket. He is of Hmong descent.

Court documents obtained by NBC Chicago show that Vang called the police before 11 a.m. on February 20 to report Elijah missing. He claimed he had fallen asleep while monitoring the toddler and awoke to find him gone.

According to the same records, Baur was living with Vang to help correct the boy’s “bad behaviors” and make him “be a man,” NBC Chicago said.

According to the documents, Elijah was disciplined by standing for 1 to 3 hours in “time outs,” praying, and receiving cold showers.

During the February hearing, Manitowoc County District Attorney Jacalyn LaBre stated that Elijah’s mother “intentionally sent that child for disciplinary reasons to the residence for more than a week.” She was aware of the strategies employed and the lack of care delivered.

Both accused have denied any role in the boy’s disappearance.

Orson Vue, Elijah’s uncle, told NBC Chicago, “It’s just trying to keep the negative thoughts out. But at the same time, nothing is ruled out.”

There’s a $10,000 prize for information that leads to an arrest or conviction.

“Let us stand together, watchful and committed, until Elijah is securely reunited with his family. “Your assistance can make a difference,” stated Manitowoc County Crime Stoppers, which announced the incentive.

The FBI is offering a separate $15,000 reward for any information leading to Elijah’s arrest or conviction.

In a previous post, TRPD requested that people show their support by displaying green and blue ribbons and lights: blue was Elijah’s favorite color, and green represents hope for the recovery of missing children.


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