She immediately contacted the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office. They responded promptly and began the intensive search for the missing 2-year-old toddler in and around the Mississippi community. The K-9 Units, helicopters and ATVs (from the Mississippi Department of Wildlife Fisheries and Parks) joined the community volunteers in an intensive search throughout the nearby wooded area. The toddler was nowhere in sight.
The Plot of the Missing Two-yeaar-old Thickens
Thankfully, someone noticed several tiny footprints on the forest floor. Surprisingly, alongside the tiny human prints, there was another set of prints. However, those prints were not human! William was clearly not alone. He was in the company of an animal.
How Did A Two-year-old Go Missing In The Middle of The Night?
The working assumption was that the two-year-old boy somehow managed to leave the house during the middle of the night while his mother was sleeping. Apparently, he wandered at some point. There was no way to determine how long he had actually been out in the elements, wondering around on his own.
Solving The Mystery of the Missing Two-year-old Boy
A Complicating Factor In The Search For The Two-year-old Boy
A factor that complicated the search is that William is pretty much nonverbal. He is being evaluated for autism. It is possible that he would not have responded to the searchers calling his name, no matter how close they were to him. The barking of the dog and the blaring of the horn played a huge role in their being able to find William. As you can imagine, his mother was quite emotional and broke into tears as she tightly held her son in her arms.
In spite of Chelsea’s obvious love for her son and her relief that he had been bound, she was charged with misdemeanor child neglect. Investigators at the site made the determination that Chelsea had not properly supervised William when he left the house and wandered into the woods.
Is Jezebel A Hero For Staying With The Two-year-old Boy All Night?
The sheriff’s department labeled Jezebel a hero. She stayed with the toddler all night. She did not leave his side for the seven terrifying hours that he was missing. We will never know just how much comfort she gave to this two-year-old toddler.
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