Crews resume search for 2-year-old missing after Albany storms

Search for toddler missing after storms

ALBANY, GA - Search teams in Albany resumed their search Tuesday morning for a missing 2-year-old boy in areas ravaged by a tornado Sunday afternoon.

Dougherty County Police Captain Thomas Jackson says the parents of Detrez Green reported him missing Sunday night after the storm hit their mobile home in the Piney Wood Estates mobile home community. 

His mother, Adijah Rainey, told police he slipped away and went toward the kitchen of the home just as the storm hit. The kitchen was completely destroyed when a large oak tree fell through it. Rainey says she did not see the boy leave the home or see him being swept away.

Searchers went through the area of the home, including under the tree, and were not able to find the boy. Cadaver dogs and live search dogs were used to search the area in and around the home and have not come up with positive results in their search thus far.

Tuesday morning, teams continued to work to expand their search area in hopes of finding the boy.

The boy's aunt, Kashunda Griffin, says it has been a difficult couple of days. 

"It's been very hectic; very difficult," she said. "A 2-year-old kind of touches your heart every time you think about it."

Dougherty County Commission Chairman Chris Cohilas released a statement Tuesday morning advising civilian volunteers to wait until noon to join the search.

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