Search for Missing 11-Year-Old Western Mass Boy Continues
Mass State Police continue to aid Chicopee Police and other agencies in the search for an 11-year-old Chicopee boy missing since last Friday. The search for Aiden Blanchard is now focusing on the Connecticut River by the State Police Marine Unit as Aiden was last seen around 11:30 Friday morning walking in the Willamansett area of Chicopee. It is believed that he was heading in the direction of the Medina Street boat launch on the river. Local and State Police previously searched the Connecticut and Chicopee Rivers using divers, boats, drones, and the State Police Air Wing.
Aiden is 5’ tall, 100 lbs., with brown hair and blue eyes, and was last seen wearing a red ski jacket and black ski pants. Currently known evidence so far suggests Aiden was alone and near the river when he went missing. Based on the information currently known to detectives, no foul play is suspected at this time. All leads continue to be investigated.
The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children has created a missing person poster for Aiden. Anyone who has information that may help locate Aiden, or who believes they may have seen him, should immediately call 911, Chicopee Police at 413-594-1639, or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST.
Currently there are 99 kids listed as missing on the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website. Of the 99 listed 9 are from Pittsfield. A staggering 5,215 children across the country are listed as missing or exploited. Click here for the main page of the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children website.