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New England law enforcement agencies join search for missing NH boy

Published: Oct. 22, 2021 at 12:24 AM EDT
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MERRIMACK, N.H. (WCAX) - Thursday marks one week since New Hampshire authorities started the search for 5-year-old Elijah “Eli” Lewis of Merrimack. Now, the effort to find Eli, who’s been missing for about six months, involves law enforcement agencies from across New England.

The search on Friday shifted to Massachusetts. New Hampshire Attorney General John Formella said in a statement that investigators are searching an area in the town of Abington. The town is located about 20 miles south of Boston.

Earlier, dive teams from New Hampshire, Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut looked for clues in the Naticook Lake Thursday in Merrimack. Eli lived with his mother and her boyfriend in the house by the water on Sunset Drive.

Elijah Lewis, 5, is missing from Merrimack, N.H. His mother and a man have been arrested in...
Elijah Lewis, 5, is missing from Merrimack, N.H. His mother and a man have been arrested in connection with the case.(Source: NH AG office/handout)

The 5-year-old was last seen at his home in Merrimack sometime within the last 30 days. Lewis’ mother and a man were arrested last weekend in New York and pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to witness tampering and child endangerment charges related to the case.

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