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UPDATE: Third day of search for missing 11-year-old boy, FBI on scene

Police say to call 911 if Ryan is spotted, don't shout his name
Posted at 10:41 AM, May 19, 2021

LA VISTA, Neb. (AP and KMTV) — UPDATE: 5/19/21 7:00 PM

KMTV 3 News Now has confirmed that the FBI is now involved with the search for Ryan Larsen who has been missing for three days. Center for Missing and Exploited Children is also involved in the search.

Larsen has autism and police are asking members of the public not to shout his name if he is spotted. Instead, they want people to call 911 if they see him.

Ryan Larsen of La Vista had been missing since May 17.

On Wednesday, following two days of unsuccessful searching for a missing La Vista boy who has autism, officials provided an update on efforts to locate Ryan Larsen.

Watch below or on our Facebook page.

3 News Now reporters Alyssa Curtis and Kent Luetzen are providing live updates on Twitter:

The search for a missing autistic 11-year-old boy in eastern Nebraska has entered its third day, and police leading the effort say the child had searched online for “how to hide from police" before his disappearance.

La Vista police say 11-year-old Ryan Larsen walked out of his elementary school Monday morning and hasn't been seen since. Police say the child has a history of hiding from his family and has a habit of hiding in small spaces. But officials say he's never been missing for days at a time.

Police say a search of the family's computer showed Ryan had conducted online searches using the phrases “hiding from the police,” “hiding underground,” and “how to avoid being spotted.”

You can watch yesterday's updates from police by clicking here.

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