FOUND: 6-year-old missing in Junction City

Xavier Napolitano. (Photo courtesy of the Junction City Police Department.)

UPDATE: Xavier has been found safe. At 1:49 p.m., a Junction City Police officer found him a quarter mile from his home.

A command post had been set up and there were numerous volunteers and law enforcement agencies en route to help JCPD look for him.

Those agencies were: The Geary County Sheriff’s Office, Geary County Emergency Management, Kansas Wildlife & Parks, Kansas Highway Patrol, Kansas Rescue Dog Association, Ft. Riley DA Police, Geary County Volunteer Fire Department, Junction City Fire Department, and a representative of the Missing & Exploited Children.

JCPD would thank all those involved in the search for their help.


JUNCTION CITY, Kan. (KSNT) — KSNT News received a call from a missing child’s mother on Sunday.

According to the Junction City Police Department, they received the report at 9:35 a.m. that 6-year-old Xavier Napolitano was missing.

The child went missing from 948 Grant Avenue #37 after he walked away from the home around 6:30 a.m. He has not been located as of this afternoon, but law enforcement is actively searching.

Xavier is wearing only white sweatpants. He stands around 4 feet tall and weighs about 55 pounds. He has dark brown or black curly hair and brown eyes. The child is autistic and non-verbal.

JCPD is asking Junction City residents to be vigilant and to call authorities if they think they’ve seen Xavier. If you see him, you can call 911. JCPD can be contacted at 785-762-5912.

Here are more pictures of Xavier:

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