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After a second full night, search for Joseph Peterson continues Tuesday

Joseph Peterson, 16, was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Courtesy)

CASPER, Wyo. – The search for a 16-year-old autistic boy who has been missing since Sunday is entering its third day after another all-night effort.

“There are no significant updates since last night,” said Natrona County Sheriff’s Deputy Ryan Sheets by phone early Tuesday morning.

“We’ll have search teams back up here today, with K-9 teams and helicopters and the search will continue,” he said.

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A number of local, state and federal agencies are working on the search team.

Joseph “Joey” Peterson, 16, left his home before noon on Sunday, November 11, wearing a hooded sweatshirt and pajama bottoms and without means of communication. Rescuers started searching the rural area around Goose Creek and Hat Six Road in southeastern Natrona County shortly after noon on Sunday.

“With the amazing outpouring of the Casper community,  all  nutritional needs have been met,” said Sgt. Sean Ellis in a release on Monday evening.  “We are asking for citizens to stop donations at this time.”

Ellis stressed that well-meaning volunteers and other citizens should stay away from the area as search teams use technology during the search.


Joseph Peterson, 16, was reported missing on Sunday, Nov. 10, 2019. (Submitted)
Joseph Peterson 16 was reported missing on Sunday Nov 10 2019 (Submitted)

This story was updated with newly submitted photos of Joey Peterson at 11:45 am, November 14, 2019.