Wednesday, November 29, 2006
Non political request for help
RED LAKE, MINN. - Authorities believe they have ruled out an abduction by a relative in the disappearance of two young brothers.
Tristan White, 4, and Avery Stately, 2, disappeared the day before Thanksgiving after going to play outside their house on the Red Lake Indian Reservation. Major ground searches failed to find the boys.
FBI spokesman Paul McCabe said more than 200 leads have been pursued since the boys disappeared, with hundreds of interviews conducted.
"We feel fairly confident that no relatives have the children, as we've been able to track down all the immediate family and next-line relatives," McCabe said in an interview Tuesday on WCCO-AM in Minneapolis.
The FBI last week offered a $20,000 reward for information that leads to the boys.
The boys, both American Indian, have short brown hair and brown eyes. Tristan was described as 3 feet 6 and wearing a dark blue Spider-Man jacket with yellow trim, Levis jeans and black and gray winter boots. Avery was described as 2 feet tall and wearing a gray pullover sweatshirt that says "Timberland" on the front, faded Levi's jeans and Spider-Man tennis shoes.
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