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Posted on: January 7, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Missing Child Investigation

Amari Christiansen

UPDATE #1: Missing Child
Investigation and Search Continues

The investigation and search for Amari Gabriel Christiansen continued throughout the overnight hours and is still taking place.  Amari Gabriel Christiansen, 6 years old, was last seen in the area of Holiday City Mobile Home Park, 553 Corbin Rd., around 5:45 PM on Thursday, January 6, 2022.

Jacksonville Police Department Officers and detectives immediately canvassed the area of Holiday City MHP and Northeast Creek Park actively searching Amari.  The Jacksonville Fire and Emergency Services Technical Rescue Team was deployed along Northeast Creek.   Police K-9 teams and drones were also deployed. 

The USMC Aviation and the NC Highway Patrol Helicopter is providing assistance in searching by air.   Onslow County Emergency Management is assisting with coordination of support from the State Emergency Management Professional Search and Rescue Team.  The FBI and the NC Center for Missing and Exploited Children as well as NC Marine Patrol, Onslow County Probation Parole, Brunswick County Search and Rescue, Southern Pride K9, and community volunteer fire departments are providing assistance and support in this case. 

“We appreciate the many law enforcement agencies, community groups, churches and dozens of volunteers who have contacted us to offer assistance” said Chief Mike Yaniero, Director of Public Safety.

“Police and other first responders have been working tirelessly to locate Amari” said Captain Mike Capps, supervisor of JPD Investigative Services Division. “We appreciate the many individuals who have offered assistance with searching for the child.”   Anyone wishing to register to volunteer to assist with a search is asked to register with Volunteer Onslow at  Volunteers will be contacted by Volunteer Onslow with information when and if they are needed.

Amari is described as a 6-year old black male, approximately 4’00” tall, and weighs approximately 80 pounds.  He has black hair and brown eyes.  Amari was last seen wearing a dark navy blue coat, black long sleeve shirt with the wording “Game On”, blue sweatpants and black shoes.  Amari is also believed to carrying his Power Ranger Backpack and a lunch box with either Minecraft or Paw Patrol.

If anyone has seen Amari, or knows his whereabouts, or has any information that may be of assistance, please contact the Jacksonville Police Department”, Captain Mike Capps Investigative Services Supervisor.

If you have seen or know the location of Amari Christiansen, please contact JPD Detective Kymberly Schott at 910-938-6414 or or Crime Stoppers at 910-938-3273.  

Crime Stoppers offers cash rewards of up to $2,500 for information determined to be of value to law enforcement.  Callers to Crime Stoppers are not required to reveal their identities. Information can also be anonymously texted via Text-A-Tip by typing TIP4CSJAX and your message to 274637 (CRIMES)

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