Wisconsin authorities and community members are searching for a 3-year-old boy who was reported missing.

Elijah Vue was last seen on Tuesday, February 20, Two Rivers police said in a news conference broadcast on WFRV.

Elijah’s mother, Katrina Baur, was arrested and faces a charge of being a party to a crime of child neglect, according to the Herald Times Reporter.

Authorities said she sent her son to a man named Jesse Vang, so Vang could use disciplinary “tactics” on him, according to WDJT. Vang was arrested and charged with child neglect, Spectrum News reported.

“She intentionally sent that child for disciplinary reasons for (more than) a week to the residence,” Manitowoc County District Attorney Jacalyn LaBre told WDJT. “She was aware of the tactics used and the lack of care provided. This was something intentional on her part.”

Elijah was reported missing by his caregiver Tuesday morning. The caregiver reported last seeing Elijah at 8 a.m. and called police at 10:59 a.m., according to the Herald Times Reporter.

Elijah Vue was last seen in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 20.  Officials and community members continue to search for him.

Elijah Vue was last seen in Two Rivers, Wisconsin on Tuesday, February 20. Officials and community members continue to search for him.

The Two Rivers Police Department continues to provide updates on its Facebook page.

“Elijah has not been located. “We are aware of at least one fake video circulating on social media showing officers recovering a minor,” police said on Feb. 24.

Authorities and community members have formed search parties for Elijah.

“I had some tears; I am not going to lie. It’s a very sad situation,” search volunteer Kathleen Beverly told WDJT.

The Wisconsin Division of Criminal Investigation and the FBI have been involved in the case, police said.

“We continue to work around the clock on our search efforts, which include, but are not limited to, officers following up on all tips and leads, searches of our rivers, drones in the area, teams of officers and agents on foot, and an ongoing search. from the landfill,” officials said in a Feb. 23 news release.

Baur and Vang appeared in court Friday. Vang is being held on $20,000 bail and Baur was held on $15,000 bail, police said.

“Mr. Vang was the person entrusted with the care of the child during the alleged neglect,” the district attorney said in court, according to WISN. “Given his direct involvement and the disciplinary methods he is accused of using , a cash bond of $20,000 is required.”

Elijah is approximately 3 feet tall, weighs between 45 and 55 pounds and has brown eyes and dark blonde hair, authorities said. He was last seen wearing dark-colored sweatpants and dinosaur-print shoes.

“We’re going day by day, doing everything we can, everything we can, still very hopeful that we’ll find him,” Elijah’s aunt, Sue Xiong, told WDJT.

Anyone with information is urged to contact the tip line at 844-267-6648 or Two Rivers Police Dispatch at 1-920-686-7200.

Two Rivers is about 40 miles southeast of Green Bay.

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