Search for missing NWLA 4-year-old continues, billboards erected in neighboring states

Search for missing NWLA 4-year-old continues, billboards erected in neighboring states
Updated: Apr. 26, 2018 at 11:07 AM CDT
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(Source: KSLA News 12)
(Source: KSLA News 12)

CLAIBORNE PARISH, LA (KSLA) - Three weeks after the disappearance of Rondreiz Cortez "Junior" Phillips, Claiborne authorities say that they're still working as hard as they can to find him.

Claiborne Parish Sheriff Ken Bailey said that the office is still getting multiple calls about the case and are following up on every lead.

However, no new information has surfaced, according to Sheriff Bailey.

Billboards are being put up in several surrounding states to spread information about the case.

Sheriff Bailey said that Rondreiz's disappearance never met the criteria for an Amber Alert.

According to Louisiana State Police, the criteria to issue An Amber Alert is:

  1. Law enforcement confirms a child, aged 17 or under, has been abducted.
  2. Law enforcement believes the circumstances surrounding the abduction indicate that the child is in danger of serious bodily harm or death.
  3. There must be enough descriptive information about the child, abductor, and/or suspect's vehicle to believe an immediate broadcast alert will help the case.

An Amber Alert is only used in a serious child abduction cases and is not used for runaways or most parental abduction cases unless the circumstance is proven to be life-threatening to the child, according to LSP.

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