Missing 5-year-old spotted in Lauderdale County

Thomas Evan Diggs, 5, has been missing since December 21
Thomas Evan Diggs, 5, has been missing since December 21

(WMC-TV) - Police in Alabama are asking for the public's help in finding a missing 5-year-old boy.  It is being reported that the boy was recently seen in Lauderdale County.

Thomas Evan Diggs, who goes by the name of Evan, was last seen with his father Thomas Eric Diggs on Thursday December 21 at a fast food restaurant. Evan and his father have not been seen or heard from since.

Evan is 3 feet tall and weighs about 65 pounds. He was last seen wearing a green John Deere shirt, camouflage pants, and jacket with red and black Spider Man light up tennis shoes.

Thomas Eric Diggs is believed to have been driving a white 1996 Grand Jeep Cherokee, with the Alabama tag number BA 14549. He had recently lost his job. Authorities believe that the pair is possible heading to Daytona Beach, Fla.

Lauderdale County Sheriff Steve Sanders has been out looking for the 5-year-old boy, along with rescue squads from Lauderdale and Tipton Counties.

There are no arrest warrants on Diggs, but family members are concerned about the boy's safety. Anyone with information on the location of Evan is asked to call the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department at 731-635-1311.

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