SPOTSYLVANIA, Va. (WUSA9) -- Virginia State Police have cancelled the missing child alert to find a boy who was seen screaming for help before being pulled into a van.
Officials say the alert was cancelled because it has been 24 hours, there have been no calls from any parents reporting their child is missing and there have been no additional leads.
But Spotsylvania County Sheriff's Office says they are not walking away from this. They still want to identify the boy, the potential suspect and the blue van. A sketch artist is working with the witness to create a picture of the boy.
A single witness reported seeing a 12 or 13-year-old boy being grabbed and forced into afull-size, sky blue commercial work van with tinted windows, which left the neighborhood at highway speeds, officials told WUSA 9.
The child is described as 5'1", 70-80 pounds with light brown hairwearing a red and white striped shirt and dark blue cargo pants, officials said.
The suspect is described as a Hispanic male, about six feet tall, wearing a black t-shirt and dirty black work pants, officials said.
Multiple witnesses confirmed seeing the boy fitting the description in the area. The boy may havestopped on a neighborhood street with his broken-down bike,officials said.
There have been no reports of a child missing in the area, officials said.
There's always a possibility that the driver of the van was the boy's father, but the sheriff's office isn't taking any chances.
If you have any information, please contact the Spotsylvania Police Dept. at 540-507-7200 or the Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453.