11:20 A.M. UPDATE: Andrew Garr Yarboro, a 9-year-old missing since Tuesday afternoon, has been located, according to Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor.

Taylor said the boy did not appear to be injured, but they are going to check him out anyway.


11:15 A.M. UPDATE: The hunt for 9-year-old Andrew Garr Yarboro continued through the night and into the morning after he was reported missing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor said that this is not the first time Yarboro has disappeared. The 9-year-old is autistic and does not respond to his name, which makes searching for him difficult, Taylor said.

A number of local rescue squads and the Virginia State Police are aiding in the search, which Taylor said could take them south toward Va. 41 after a new batch of search dogs found what could possibly be Andrew's trail this morning.

Helicopters and also a drone will be used in the search, Taylor said.

Searchers found some of Yarboro's clothes next to a creek at approximately 4 a.m. today. Taylor said he did not know if Yarboro shed his clothes today or yesterday, but considering last night's temperature was in the low 40s, Taylor said it is "a race against time."

More than 60 volunteers packed into Union Hall Elementary School's gymnasium to be assigned areas to search for the missing child. Taped to the door was a list of Yarboro's idiosyncracies; it lists that he gravitates to water and has been known to walk into stranger's houses.


7:30 A.M. UPDATE: Authorities are continuing the search for Andrew Garr Yarboro, a missing 9-year-old boy last seen in Chatham on Tuesday afternoon.

Overnight, state and local agencies joined the Pittsyvlania County Sheriff's Office in the search. Volunteers were asked to report to Union Hall Elementary School located at 100 Union Hall Elementary Circle in Chatham.


ORIGINAL POST: Regional authorities are looking for a 9-year-old boy last seen Tuesday afternoon in the 1200 block of County Road in Chatham.

A family member called 911 and said that he had wondered away from home and could not be found.

The boy, Andrew Yarboro, is described as nonverbal and was reported missing to the Pittsylvania County Sheriff’s Office at 5:30 p.m.

He is white and is approximately 4 feet tall. He was last seen wearing a dark-colored grey shirt and black windbreaker style pants.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911.

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