Missing autistic 6-year-old from Elgin located

Deputies search for missing 6-year-old
Deputies search for missing 6-year-old(Kershaw County Sheriff's Office)
Published: Oct. 2, 2022 at 5:46 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 2, 2022 at 7:46 PM EDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - At around 10 p.m. the Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office reported Jonathan Mallard had been found. The missing six-year-old was the focus of a large search with hundreds of people searching in Kershaw County. Over 30 ground search teams and multiple mobile teams assisted in the search Sunday evening.


The Kershaw County Sheriff’s Office is searching for a missing 6-year-old boy.

Jonathan Mallard is non-verbal and has autism, according to deputies. He was last seen in the woods behind 846 Barfield Road near Sessions Road in Elgin.

Jonathan was last seen wearing a light blue shirt, dark green shorts and white tennis shoes. He has tan skin, brown hair and brown eyes.

Deputies say he will not respond to adults. If he hears someone calling his name, he will most likely walk away from that person.

In a Facebook post, deputies asked for volunteers to help search for the child.

“If anyone is willing to help with our search for the missing child in Elgin, our command post will be set up in a field located at 750-800 block of Barfield Road. Bring your flashlights and any off-road vehicles.”

Search teams with K9s and helicopters will be in the area.

If you have any information, call 911.

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