It has been an ongoing search that has spanned over a year's time now--Fruitland boy Michael Vaughan, missing from his home and never seen again.

It has been painful to watch the investigation since the 5-year-old boy went missing. In a community as small and tight-knit as Fruitland (a population of just over 6,000) news like this is totally unheard of. Through the entirety of the investigation, the parents of Michael Vaughan have been cooperative with authorities and different speculations of an abduction or run-away story lines have run wild online.

Over a week ago now, a search began--which included several police officers and a tractor--digging up the backyard of a Fruitland home. After days of searching, authorities are still determined to find, what they are referring to, as "remains" of Michael Vaughan-- in or around this home.

A resident of the home was taken into custody for Failure to Report a Death--but has since been ruled unfit to proceed at this time.

  Now, according to local journalist Alexandra Duggan, the public shouldn't expect any updates for a while still--meaning that the search is STILL on:    

Until otherwise shared by authorities, Michael Vaughan is still considered to be missing and any tips or information should be shared with local authorities as soon as possible.

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