Search for Missing Poweshiek County Boy Enters Second Week

Montezuma, Iowa - The search for a missing 11-year-old Poweshiek County boy is now in its second week.

Neighbors in the Montezuma trailer park where Xavior Harrelson lives with his mother have been speculating about problems at home, mentioning the two could be heard in screaming matches on a weekly basis.

It's also known that Zavior was considered his mother's caretaker, as she is disabled and need help with a prosthetic leg. One neighbor told KCRG-TV that's she now thinks something has happened out of Xavior's control.

The Department of Criminal Investigation has stressed that it was a neighbor, not his mother, who first reported Xavior missing last weekend. The department says there's been little movement in their investigation and its not known if Xavior's disappearance is linked to an accident or criminal activity.

The FBI joined the DCI on the case earlier this week.

Meanwhile, a print shop in nearby Brooklyn that produced buttons, shirts and flyers after Mollie Tibbetts went missing three years ago, is doing the same thing now.

“Just how much heartache you see when somebody goes missing and the attention that really needs to be brought to it,” said print shop owner Joy Vandlanschoot to KCRG-TV. “Because face recognition is so huge. Anybody could have the tip out there.”

“I’m hearing he was somebody who would help anybody out,” she said. “Just easy going.”

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