Missing Toddler

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Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office spokesman J.D. Callaway
said authorities believe the body located in the septic tank
Saturday is that of 2-year-old Luis Martinez, but investigators are
waiting on a positive identification from a medical examiner. The
Florida Department of Law Enforcement has canceled its missing
child alert for the toddler, who was last seen Friday.

Callaway said authorities think that the boy fell through a hole
in the septic tank.

The medical examiner will perform an autopsy and determine the
time and cause of death, Callaway said.

More than 100 volunteers joined in the search for the boy
Saturday morning.

Updated: 11/28/09

The Florida Department of Law Enforcement canceled a missing child alert for Luis Martinez this morning one day after the toddler from Valrico, Florida went missing.

Authorities believe Martinez may have fallen in a hole in the septic tank but they're still awaiting a positive identification on the child's body.

We will keep you updated as more information becomes available.
VALRICO, Fla. (AP) -- More than 100 volunteers are joining law enforcement officers in their search for a missing toddler who disappeared in the Valrico area earlier this week.

According to the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office, 2-year-old Luis Martinez went missing Friday afternoon. Volunteers are searching areas in the neighborhood where they boy was last seen. They started their search Saturday morning.

Officials from the Florida Department of Law Enforcement are conducting interviews and searches at the scene. Authorities are
also using dogs, horses and helicopters to search for the child.


Date Missing: 11/27/2009
Missing From: Valrico County: HILLSBOROUGH
Birth Date: 2/17/2007 Age Disappeared: 2 yrs 9 months
Height: Unknown Race: White/Hispanic Hair: Black
Weight: 30 Sex: Male Eyes: Brown

Narrative: A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Luis Martinez, a white/Hispanic male, 2 years old, 30 pounds, black hair, brown eyes, last seen in the area of the 400 block of Silver Lane in Valrico, Florida wearing a red shirt.

If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200 or 911.


If you have any information concerning the whereabouts of
this endangered person, please contact the
Hillsborough County Sheriffs Office at 813-247-8200

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