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FBI searches woods in Clinton for clues in 2001 child abduction case

7 months 6 days 7 hours ago April 28, 2016 Apr 28, 2016 Thursday, April 28 2016 April 28, 2016 4:40 PM in News
Source: WBRZ

CLINTON - Dozens of law enforcement officers and FBI agents searched the woods in Clinton Wednesday afternoon as they search for clues in a child abduction case from 15 years ago.

Federal agents reopened the investigation into the disappearance of Wesley Dale Morgan earlier in the day. Morgan was a toddler when he vanished without a trace from the Clinton area.

He was last seen on May 15, 2001 at his house off Hwy 63 near Bluff Creek.

“[Wednesday], the FBI New Orleans Division has re-opened a 15-year-old cold case and is requesting your assistance in sharing this information with the pubic. With your help, we can raise awareness and hopefully help investigators locate Wesley Dale Morgan,” the FBI said in an early morning news release.

Agents could not comment on whether or not new information has come to light that has led them to reopen the investigation.

Digital billboards will be activated, featuring Morgan's information.

Morgan, above, as he might have aged by 2014

We searched the woods for a full week on horses. Volunteers from all over the parish came in to search for Wesley,” detective Don McKey remembered in a WBRZ Investigative Unit report about the case in 2014.

Then, WBRZ and WBRZ.com reported investigators were hoping to shine more light on the case.

It has been reported investigators believe Morgan may have been given away or sold. In 2008, Morgan's mother, Ruby Renee Havard was charged for trying to sell one of her other children, but those charges were dropped that same year.

If you know any information that could help detectives solve the case of Wesley Dale Morgan, call the East Feliciana Parish Sheriff's Office at 225-683-5459 or 1-800 CALL-FBI. Wesley Dale Morgan may go by the name "Dean."

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