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T-shirts made for missing Fruitland boy Michael Vaughan

Missing poster of Michael Vaughan in Fruitland (Trevor Fay){ }{p}{/p}
Missing poster of Michael Vaughan in Fruitland (Trevor Fay)

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Tuesday marked one week since 5-year-old Michael Vaughan went missing.

Gone without a trace. But the community is still rallying for the family.

With community searches, prayer groups or simply posting flyers.

Anjy Williams and her partner Chris Lawrence are just a few who are doing everything they can to help. They began designing T-shirts of Michael to help spread the word.

"For me, it's just getting his image out there more. The more you see it, the more you’re going to look. You know the more people know about it the better. For me that’s.. that’s my goal that’s what I wanted."

In collaboration with Big Sky Sportswear, each shirt will have a hashtag that says #BringMonkeyHome which his parents relayed to the community during a news conference over the weekend.

Money from the first 48 T-shirts sold will go to the family.

"Well obviously this (the money) isn’t going to help in locating him, but the parents are both working-class people," said Lucinda Day, owner of Big Sky Sportswear. "I mean, and I can’t even imagine being able to function, breathe, let alone work right now. So, it just kind of eases the burden so at least they don’t have an additional thing to worry about."

Fruitland Police will be holding a news conference Wednesday at 2 p.m.

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"This is both an exhaustive search and an intensive investigative effort," said JD Huff, Fruitland PD chief. "The community support of our search effort is appreciated and is making a difference as we remain committed to doing all we can to find Michael."

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