Authorities in New York say they have recovered an item of interest in the disappearance of Jaliek Rainwalker.
The 12-year-old has been missing since last November when his father left him with a family member at a home in Greenwich. Police suspect foul play and the boy's adoptive father Stephen Kerr is the prime focus of their investigation.
Yesterday police raided the adoptive father's former home. They seized just one piece of evidence, an article of clothing.
Police say may it may be a key part to their investigation. It has ben sent to a forensic lab for testing.