Mar 1, 2011 11:22 PM by Jeannette Hynes

Authorities concerned for missing boy's safety

A six-year-old boy from North Carolina remains missing and authorities are concerned for his safety.

Last week, Durham, North Carolina, police asked the Teller County Sheriff's office to go to a home in Woodland Park to see if the boy was with his mom who had just moved to the area.

"They had some concerns and they wanted to verify that he was alive and well," says Sgt. Nick Olmsted, investigator with the Teller County Sheriff's Office.

The boy wasn't there and Olmsted says the boy likely never came to Colorado.

Durham Police told local investigators they were concerned about the safety of all the children there, so investigators took nine children into protective custody.

The mom, Vania Sisk, had moved into the home with several other families. When she didn't show up for a meeting with Teller County Department of Social Services Thursday, Teller County Sheriff's Office issued a missing persons report. She checked in at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center Monday afternoon to let authorities know she was O.K. She also checked to see if anyone had any warrants issued for her arrest. She had no outstanding warrants, so she left.

The families have all moved out of the home in Woodland Park and it's believed everyone has returned to North Carolina.

Police have not arrested anyone. They also haven't released any kind of missing person's poster of the young boy.

Durham Police have not return calls from News First 5.



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