5 Years Later, No Sign Of Missing Seminole Boy

Wednesday, April 20th 2011, 1:56 pm
By: News 9

Adrianna Iwasinski, News 9

SEMINOLE, Oklahoma -- It has been five years to the day since 9-year-old Colton Clark went missing in Seminole. But for his grandmother, Jerry Clark, it still feels a lot longer.

"Its a hard day," said Clark, who lives in Nicoma Park.

Colton disappeared April 20, 2006. Clark said she believes Colton is dead but continues to pray his body is found so they can have a proper burial and some closure.

Current Seminole County Sheriff Shannon Smith said his deputies are still following up on every lead they get. In fact, several new leads have come up in the past year, including a possible sighting of Colton in New Mexico. But Sheriff Smith said all those leads led to a dead end.

"We hope we find him alive," said Sheriff Smith. "But if he's not, we want to find his body so the family can have closure. The little guy deserves a proper burial."

The Oklahoma Bureau of Investigation was also called in to investigate. OSBI spokesperson Jessica Brown said the case is not a cold case, but an open and active one.