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Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy

Police Still Searching for Missing 4-Year Old Boy

Associated Press

December 18, 2009

NEWBURGH, N.Y. — Officers in upstate New York are pressing their search for a 4-year-old boy who police say wandered away from the family apartment while under the care of his mom’s boyfriend.

Police say Marc Anthony Bookal vanished from the Newburgh apartment Monday. They’ve been using dogs and dive teams have been checking the nearby Hudson River but on Thursday reported no new information in the case.

Cory Byrd, the boyfriend of Marc’s mother, has been charged with endangering the welfare of a child. The 30-year-old Byrd also was charged with a parole violation. He’s being held in Orange County Jail.

Police haven’t called Byrd a suspect in the boy’s disappearance.

Newburgh is about 60 miles north of New York City and has one of the highest crime rates in the state.


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    Omarra67

    over 4 years ago

    2284 Comments

    xcopper3 you're right. I've had one of my kids leave my apartment when he was really little. I put a chain lock high up on the door because he could reach the doorknob locks, but he just yanked it out of the wall. I called him Houdini because it seemed he could escape anything! Thankfully I always found him safe. But it's scary and believe me, I was as diligent as humanly possible in watching my kids. They get away sometimes. They just do.

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    PGPD911

    over 4 years ago

    6672 Comments

    Yeah, he wandered away from his mother's boyfriend. Poor little soul, hope he's better off wherever he "wandered" to...

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    tamra

    over 4 years ago

    944 Comments

    with the frigid cold temperatures time for a successful search is running out. I can hope and pray the child went somewhere to hide from the maniac and lost his way. but w/the creep not talking, no way of knowing what really happened. and the mother actually defended this creep.

    if we're lucky, someone swiped the child from the mother & her creepy boyfriend and is keeping the child safe.

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    Anonymous

    over 4 years ago

    I hope that they find this littel guy soon!

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    hbg522

    over 4 years ago

    7006 Comments

    something just aint right

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    Whalewatcher

    over 4 years ago

    10910 Comments

    I hope they find the little boy, alive and well, soon !! If they don't find him alive, look real hard at the boyfriend, folks. I'll give you long odds on big money he's involved !!!

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    Conyers1

    over 4 years ago

    256 Comments

    Well we all know this scumbag will soon become a person of ENTREST! This just smells bad, PAROLEE=SUSPECT!

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    184retired

    over 4 years ago

    3804 Comments

    I have picked up kids that make their way out of the house a number of times...Some of them are escape artists..We had an officers son wander out both he and his wife were home and the other kids..He was there one minute gone the next..Put out a huge search for him found him in the water the next day...This is so sad to hear...When you have little kids put a latch lock on the door up high so they can't get out...May be innocet may not be,,,but I fear the ending is going to be the same either way..Poor little guy I pray he is alive...

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    Jonas

    over 4 years ago

    41144 Comments

    How freakin smart is that, MOM! You left a parolee with your son?

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    usa_24

    over 4 years ago

    5022 Comments

    I feel sorry for this little boy. I hope they find him alive. That child's mother needs to find what brain she has. You never leave your child with a parole.

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    mkiprotection

    over 4 years ago

    2384 Comments

    Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm.............

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    Katz

    over 4 years ago

    8262 Comments

    This doesn't sound good...to many boyfriends have beaten or killed the girlfriends kid...and he was in violation of parole? She needs her behind kicked to leave her kid with a felon! I just get so angry when I read crap like this, poor little kid, God I pray he is ok!

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    TR326

    over 4 years ago

    236 Comments

    Poor little guy. Prayers out to him. I hope they find him alive and in good health, soon.

    Who in the hell leaves their kid with a boyfriend who is on parole. WTF?!

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    DarkBlue

    over 4 years ago

    4880 Comments

    Something stinks ...............Like a Fowl Byrd.

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    veronica3

    over 4 years ago

    42 Comments

    i feel sad that the baby boy is goned missing from his home. but i also think they should do investigation on the boyfriend

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