Marc Anthony Bookal is only 4 years old. I would hardly say that is old enough to be out in the world facing life alone. I can’t imagine him knowing where he is or where he is going to.

Well on December 14, 2009 his mother’s live in boyfriend, 30 year old Cory Byrd was getting ready to take Marc along with him to visit relatives and apparently left the front door of the family apartment on Benkard Avenue in Newburgh NY, open while getting ready to go and he claims little Marc walked out the door and hasn’t been seen since.

Marc stands about 3 ft. 5 in. tall and he weighs about 42 pounds. He is a light skinned black boy with medium length sandy brown afro and brown eyes. When he was last seen he was wearing a red long sleeved shirt and gray sweatpants. He had on a pair of white Nike sneakers. He also has blotches on his skin on the back of his hands from a previous burn injury.

According to Lt. Charles Broe Jr. of the city of Newburgh Police Department, the officers doing the ground search has stopped their search for Marc.

“The detectives from my agency and the investigators from the state police have been actively working the case from day one, and continue to do so,” Broe said Sunday in an e-mail. “Once we covered the entire southeast area of the city, and the river on multiple days, we concluded the ground search part of the investigation. This is not anything new, or anything to do with the weather.”

They had divers out searching in a stretch of the Hudson River where a dog had picked up the scent of the child not long after he disappeared but they found nothing.

The boyfriend has been arrested and charged with child endangerment and also on a parole violation from a prior conviction of felony counts of assault and criminal sale of a controlled substance.

I pray the child’s whereabouts don’t become a cold case. He is in my prayers every day and night that he will be found soon as is the list of children I have that I pray for every night. I pray that one day the ones alive will be brought home and the ones that have been taken from us are found so their family’s can find some peace and closure. I also pray for the ones that have been found dead. It has to be so hard for their families, so I pray for some kind of peace brought to them to help them cope with the loss of their precious child.

My list includes: Caylee Anthony (found dead), Adji Desir (remains missing), Haleigh Cummings (remains missing), Somer Thompson (found dead), Elizabeth Olten (found dead) , Masaraha Ross (remains missing along with her mother Ronkeya Holmes), Alex Mercado (drowned) Rebecca Marie Allen (found alive), Sandra Cantu (found dead), Anthony Holland (found alive), Shaniya Davis (found dead), Hasanni Campbell (remains missing), Giovanni Gonzalez (reported dead), Nevaeh Buchanan ( found dead) Shannon Dedrick (found alive), Angel Miguel Perez (found safe) Luis Martinez (found dead) Luke Finch (found alive), Kayvon Lewis (fighting for his life), Andrue Jankwitz and Nathaneal Hale (found safe), Robert Manwill (killed), Conner Conley (killed), Marc Anthony Bookal (missing), and Sarah Haley Foxwell (found dead).

Jan Barrett

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