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Missing 6-year-old's family speaks about his disappearance

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The family of missing 6-year-old Matthew Edwin Monie has spent Saturday posting flyers featuring the boy in hopes someone can help him return home. Matthew hasn't been seen since he vanished from the front lawn of his West Shreveport home Friday afternoon around 4 PM. Police have leads in the case but won't release details. Matthew's family has come forward to talk about the disappearance and have their own beliefs into the case.

"Matthew was playing outside. I was working on my truck. I finished my truck, went to put supper out, came back out ten minutes later and he was gone," Shane Rogers said. Rogers says that's the last time he saw Matthew.

He's not the boy's biological father. Rogers says he was granted custody of the 6-year-old just this year but has been a part of Matthew's life since he was two. Rogers also says there has been a custody dispute.

"His father was over here a couple of weeks ago and tried to get him," Rogers said. "The police showed him the documents. They told him to go to court. He went to the police department yesterday morning. They denied to come over and get him." 

Rogers says it didn't stop there at the police station.

"The investigator that was out here yesterday got in touch with the officer he spoke to at the window and said he was very irate and made the comment that he would take care of it," Rogers said. "That was at 3:30 PM, when the evening shift came on. So, I'm pretty confident he came over here and was sitting waiting for me to go inside."

Police say no witness have come forward to provide evidence to Roger's beliefs. Rogers just wants Matthew back home.

"Please, just call me. Let me know. Text me. You don't have to talk to me," Rogers pleaded. "Just let me know that you have him. So, we can go through other avenues in trying to find him if he's abducted. That's all I ask. Just let me know. 

Matthew is described as a white male child, brown hair and eyes. He's approximately 3ft 5in tall and weighs around 46 pounds. He was last seen wearing his school uniform, khaki pants and a red colored polo style shirt. Matthew was also wearing blue and yellow colored sneakers. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Matthew Edwin Monie is urged to call Crime Stoppers at 318-673-7373.

 

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