Missouri authorities looking for missing boy

Police issued an endangered person advisory for four-year-old Lance Webb, seen above in this undated photo with Christopher Wetherall, after Wetherall reportedly failed to turn the boy over to the custody of his grandparents on Wednesday.

Police issued an endangered person advisory for four-year-old Lance Webb, seen above in this undated photo with Christopher Wetherall, after Wetherall reportedly failed to turn the boy over to the custody of his grandparents on Wednesday.

Missouri authorities have issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a four-year-old boy who was reported missing after his caretaker failed to turn him over to the custody of his grandparents.

Lance Webb, 4, was last seen at 5:15 p.m. Thursday at 26311 Samantha Lane in Waynesville.

The missing child is described as a white male, 36 inches tall, weighing 40 pounds, with dark blond hair, hazel eyes, a scar on the right side of his mouth, two scars under his left eye and a cast on his left leg. He was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt and blue jeans.

The Pulaski County Sheriff's Department reports that Christopher Wetherall, 29, is a suspect in the case. He was given power of attorney in January to care for the boy, which later was revoked, and Wetherall was supposed to turn over the boy on Wednesday to the child’s grandparents.

Authorities say Wetherall refused to give the grandparents custody and now he and the boy can't be located. Wetherall is described as a white male, age 29, height 5'8", weighing 200 pounds, with red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing an unknown color Carhartt shirt and jeans.

His vehicle is a black and silver 2004 Dodge Ram bearing Colorado license plate 377CQB.

Authorities ask that anyone seeing the missing child, the suspect or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the case, report it to the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Pulaski County Sheriff's Department at 573-774-6196.

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