Boise Police Search Home in Missing Boy Case

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

BOISE, Idaho (AP) - Police have searched a rental home in southwest Boise and closed off a section of a landfill as they look for an 8-year-old boy who went missing more than a week ago.

Robert Manwill reportedly disappeared July 24 after leaving his mother's apartment in Boise, where he was visiting.

Police searched his mother's house Thursday night, and Deputy Chief Jim Kerns said new evidence in the case indicated the boy could be hurt "or the victim of a tragic event."

On Saturday, police searched a southwest Boise home owned by Evan Wallis. Wallis told the Idaho Statesman he knows the family of Robert Manwill, but doesn't understand why police are searching the
rental home near Five Mile Road in Boise.

The renters of the home told KTVB-TV they knew the Manwills.


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