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Police: Search for Ryan Larsen at Walnut Creek comes up empty

The 11-year-old has been missing since May 17
Posted at 8:41 AM, May 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-26 00:12:48-04

LA VISTA, Neb. (KMTV) — The search for Ryan Larsen is continuing more than a week after he was last seen.

Larsen, an 11-year-old with autism, was last seen leaving La Vista West Elementary School on May 17.

Law enforcement had been focusing search efforts on the Walnut Creek Recreation Area. But police said on Tuesday night that Larsen was not found there despite dive teams, air support, lowered water levels, and K9 teams.

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Police said investigators continue to review surveillance video from La Vista businesses, focusing on May 17 in particular. Police said they have confirmed that one camera at La Vista Keno captured an image of someone believed to be Larsen that day. La Vista Keno is located at 7101 S 84th Street.

"We continue to ask any businesses and homeowners, particularly along Harrison between 72nd and 96th, to check security camera video and notify police if you see any sign of Ryan Larsen," police urged Tuesday night.

Police haven't ruled out returning to Walnut Creek should additional information merit doing so.

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Larsen is 5-foot-8 and weighs 125 pounds. If you see him or have any information on his whereabouts, call 911 or La Vista Police at 402-331-1582.

La Vista Mayor Doug Kindig released a message on YouTube about the search for Larsen. Watch it below.

A rally will be held for Larsen on Wednesday night at 7:45 p.m. at Central Park.

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