Officials say they do have leads in search for Noah Chamberlin

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CHESTER COUNTY, Tenn. -- During a news conference Wednesday, officials in the search for missing 2-year-old Noah Chamberlin confirmed they have a few leads in the case.

When asked about the leads, officials confirmed they have some which led them to believe the boy was still in the woods, WREG reports.

They wouldn't go into any details on what those leads may be, but did say the FBI and TBI have both thoroughly vetted the family.

On Wednesday, the search crews added a few hundred more acres to the more than 1,000 already searched.  They admitted their efforts would more than likely be scaled back as winter weather threatens the area.

Officials will have to move equipment being used in the search elsewhere in preparation for a possibly snowstorm.  However, they said as long as they could they would be out in force searching for little Noah.

Also on Wednesday, WREG's Michael Quander discovered at least one of the sex offenders near the site where the boy went missing have not been questioned by police.

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Early on, the Sheriff told reporters sex offenders near the area where little Noah went missing were questioned and their homes searched.

But at least one home we went to on Wednesday said investigators had not spoken with them at all.

WREG did some digging and discovered there were eight sex offenders on the list and all of them were within a five mile radius.

Still the Sheriff was adamant no foul play was involved in Noah's disappearance and there is no criminal investigation underway.

Noah went missing on Thursday, January 14 as he, his grandmother and sister walked through the woods near their home.

Law enforcement have covered roughly 1,000 acres of land searching for the little boy.

Despite the cold weather and no sign of the boy, the Sheriff in Chester County has been adamant since day one Noah is still in the woods and alive.

Representatives from the FBI, TBI, and other local agencies have been involved in the search since the beginning.

Authorities also said they have been utilizing every form of modern technology that they could get their hands on during the search.

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