Authorities search for 5-year-old boy in Wisconsin

5-year-old Scott Meyer has been found

OAK GROVE, Wis. ( — Authorities in Pierce County said a 5-year-old boy who had been missing since around noon on Tuesday was found safe.

The Pierce County Sheriff’s Department said Scott Meyer, who has autism and limited communication skills, was found near his Prescott home Wednesday morning.


The boy was found in a wooded area by a Good Samaritan and his dog, just a half mile away from his home.

Officials said the boy has been reunited with his parents and appeared uninjured. He was taken to a local hospital as a precaution.

Officials said more than 1,000 volunteers were at the local school early Wednesday morning to assist with the search.

Numerous resources from state and local fire, EMS, emergency management, law enforcement and volunteer agencies were used in the search, including a Minnesota State Patrol helicopter. 


OAK GROVE, Wis. (AP) — Authorities in Pierce County are searching for a 5-year-old boy who is missing.

Scott Meyer is a non-verbal boy with autism who goes by the name “Scotty.” The Pierce County Sheriff’s Office says it got a call shortly before noon Tuesday that the boy was missing near the town of Oak Grove.

A Minnesota State Patrol helicopter is assisting with the search.

Officials say Scotty is 3 feet tall and has blond hair. He was last seen wearing green shorts and no shirt. His hair is cut in a buzz cut.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Pierce County Sheriff’s Office at (715) 273-5051.