LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A search and rescue crew is spending Monday looking for a 2-year-old boy who has been missing since last Wednesday.
The crew is working in the area of Paradise Road and Twain Avenue which is the last place Amari Nicholson was seen. The child’s mother, who said she was in Colorado at the time of his disappearance, said she left Amari with Terrell Rhodes, her boyfriend.
The family is getting desperate for answers, many have traveled from out of state to be in Las Vegas as the search for the child continues.
“We felt like we couldn’t do anything from California,” said Yolanda Everett, Amari’s aunt. “We had to be here and talk to people so they see he does have family. There are people that really care about him and want him to come home.”
Rhodes said a family member from Amari’s father’s side of the family stopped by and picked up the boy but family members aren’t aware of anyone who picked up Amari.
Tiana Allen stopped by to pick up a flyer. She says she’s suspicious of the story.
“This has my attention because I know this neighborhood, we are by the Strip, there are cameras everywhere; this story didn’t make sense,” Allen said. “I am a mother, I could never leave my kid.”
Nevada Child Seekers, a non-profit that helps families find missing missing children, is helping look for the boy. Coordinator Margarita Edwards said more information is needed.
“Send in your tips, I know the family is offering a reward. I mean whatever it takes to bring Amari home. We are pleading for the public’s help because we do not have any new information,” Edwards said.
The reward being offered is $30,000. Amari’s father lives in Reno, but he recently arrived in Las Vegas to help with the search.
The family is asking people to share posts on social media to get the word out about Amari. If you have any information, you are urged to call Metro police.