Missing boy shed his clothes, police say, as search continues

By Roderick Benns

Sgt. Deb Hagarty held a press conference this morning to update the community. Photo: Roderick Benns.

An 11-year-old boy who went missing yesterday afternoon shed his clothes on Caroline Street, near the Colborne Street area, according to Kawartha Lakes Police Service.

Sgt. Deb Hagarty says Draven Graham, who is autistic, has limited verbal skills, a sensory irritation to touch, and likes to hide.

“We recognize everyone wants to help search, but we ask at this time that everyone search their own out buildings,” and review video surveillance if you have any, she says.

It was about 3 pm yesterday when Graham went missing from his Queen Street home.

He is described as 4’10”, slim build, with brown eyes and brown hair. He did not have any shoes on and was carrying a white tablet. At the time, he was wearing a blue t-shirt and dark jogging pants.

He was last observed in Rivera Park at 3:30 pm yesterday.

KLPS, the OPP canine unit both here and from Peterborough, as well as drone and helicopter searches are being conducted.

Expect to see a heavy police presence in the Queen St, Caroline St and Colborne St area as Kawartha Lakes Police continue to search the area with the assistance of the OPP Search & Rescue Team.

To share any information about this case, contact police at 705-324-5252.

6 Comments

  1. Donna armstrong says:

    I hope they find him soon and safe.

  2. Lisa says:

    Praying πŸ™

  3. corey henderson says:

    anyone in that area have blood hounds that can track his scent/or police dogs that can??hope he is found safe

  4. William says:

    Unfortunately the boy’s body was found. According to CBC, “The body of Draven Graham was found by an Ontario Provincial Police underwater search and recovery team in the Scugog River Monday around 3:30 p.m., Sgt. Deb Hagarty of the Kawartha Lakes Police Service said in a video posted to Twitter Monday.” Very devastating.

  5. Patricia Louise Lee says:

    I like to Thank all of the Police offers and all the people of the Town Of Lindsay for taking the time to go out for two day to Look for Little Draven Graham Too Bad it ended with a devastating way He is Now in the arm Of Jesus Now No please give the Family To Please God be with the Family

  6. Lynn Allison says:

    If Amber Alerts ⚠️ included children with disabilities then this little boy would have been sleeping in his bed last night instead of being found deceased πŸ’”

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