DECATUR — Police reviewed surveillance footage from homes and businesses near the Decatur house where 16-year-old Dominic Walker was last seen as the search continued Wednesday for the missing Mattoon teen.
Dominic was last seen between 3 a.m. and 3:30 a.m. Saturday at his father's Decatur home in the 1000 block of West King Street. He has been diagnosed with Asperger's Syndrome and ADHD, police said.
"The parents have been cooperative throughout the investigation," Sgt Chris Copeland said.
Copeland said officers had obtained the footage from homes and businesses within several blocks and were reviewing it Wednesday. Police have also searched all of the abandoned houses within a several-block radius of Dominic's last known location and Dreamland Pond in Fairview Park, he said, and officers have spoken with registered sex offenders in the area.
"This is still a missing persons investigation," Copeland said.
Police are continuing to search wooded areas and speak with more residents in an expanded area, he said.
He said the bloodhounds brought to Decatur on Monday from Cook County and the special-purpose K-9s from McLean County brought in Tuesday did not provide police with any additional information.
Dominic's father, Adam Walker, said Tuesday evening his son left behind his phone and tablet, along with a stress ball and fidget spinner he often used. "If he did run away, he's not in any trouble," Walker said. "We just want him to come home and be home safe." Speaking Wednesday, Walker said he had nothing to add.
Copeland said officers have searched Dominic's electronic devices.
Dominic is described as white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 120 pounds with a fair complexion, brown hair and brown eyes. Police have said he was last seen wearing a red sweatshirt and shorts.
Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Decatur Police Department at 217-424-2711 (choose option No. 1), or 217-424-2734.
"We encourage anyone who may have information, no matter how seemingly insignificant, to come forward," Copeland said. "It may prove useful."