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‘We’ll find you, son,’ Heartbroken Idaho parents search for missing toddler

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Posted at 2:18 PM, Jul 14, 2015
and last updated 2015-07-14 16:32:11-04

IDAHO FALLS, Idaho – Nearly 200 people gathered Monday night to light candles and pray for an Idaho Falls toddler who’s been missing nearly four days.

Deorr Kunz Jr. disappeared while camping with his family in Leadore Friday.

Missing Idaho 2-year-old boy - Courtesy: East Idaho News

Missing Idaho 2-year-old boy – Courtesy: East Idaho News

After extensive search and rescue operations, there’s been no sign of the 2-year-old.

Family and friends organized a prayer vigil at Freeman Park.

We’re looking for you, son, and we will find you,” Deorr Kunz Sr. said, Deorr’s father. “We love you move than anything in the world. You have a lot of people that love you, and buddy, we’ll find you.”

During the service, Deorr’s parents said they have faith he’s still alive.

“We will find him one way or another,” Kunz Sr. said. “We will find him no matter what it takes.”

A pastor prayed with the family and asked God to comfort the family.

Missing 2-year-old Idaho boy. - East Idaho News

Missing 2-year-old Idaho boy. – East Idaho News

Deonn’s mother, Jessica Mitchell, asked those in attendance to share pictures of Deorr on social media and on posters.

“He could be very, very close,” Mitchell said. “He could be very far away. We don’t know but we are covering all bases at this point.”

Deorr’s parents said while they were camping they left for a few minutes to explore.

They assumed Deorr was with his grandfather but his grandpa thought his parents were taking care of the child.

“There’s not much to be said other than one small mistake as a parent, leaving him with an adult that turns his head for a minute,” Kunz said. “Please cherish and love each other because it could be changed in just a split second.”

“He’s mommy’s boy and daddy’s little mini-me,” Kunz Sr. said. “I will find him if it’s the last thing I do.”

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