Search continues for missing 2-year-old boy in Tennessee, no foul play suspected

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CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. — Officials with the Chester County Sheriff’s Department held a news conference on Monday updating the public on the search for missing 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin.

According to a spokesperson with the department, the search is still classified as a search and rescue operation, despite no trace of Noah.

Noah Israel Chamberlin

Noah Israel Chamberlin

Numerous agencies including the FBI and TBI have been called in to assist along with countless volunteers and search dogs, WREG reports.

The search area is more than 1,000 acres.  Teams say their biggest challenge is the terrain and plunging temperatures.

The Sheriff’s department said they have searched homes listed on the sex offender registry, but said at this point there is no reason to suspect foul play.

A criminal investigation has not been launched into the child’s disappearance.

Chamberlin was last seen Thursday while in the woods with his grandmother and sister.

The family is cooperating with authorities, but doesn’t want to release a statement to the media.