Article Update:


Howard County police are asking for the public’s help to locate a missing child in Elkridge.

Ethan Adeyemi, 2, was last seen running from family members outside his residence in the 7800 block of Blue Stream Drive at approximately 10:20 p.m. after following an adult out of the house. His family contacted police when they could not immediately locate him.

Adeyemi is believed to be on the spectrum but has not been formally diagnosed due to his age. He is non-verbal but will clap in response to his name.

Police and fire personnel, including K9 units, are doing a thorough search of the area but have yet to locate him. Aircraft, including HCPD drones and helicopters from neighboring jurisdictions, are currently grounded due to weather.

Adeyemi is described as a black male, short for his age, last seen wearing burgundy sweatpants and a blue sweatshirt with white writing. He is not wearing socks or shoes.

Area residents are asked to turn on exterior lights and check their properties. Anyone with information should call 911.

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Scott E