Ryan Larsen Bio – Wiki
Ryan Larsen is a sixth-grade student, was last seen Monday leaving school. He is 11 years old, white, about 5 foot 8 inches tall, and has brown hair and hazel eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he was wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, an Old Navy shirt, and a polka-dot umbrella.
Ryan is 11 years old.
Ryan Larsen Missing
Authorities say Larsen has autism. He’s described as being 5 feet, 8 inches tall, around 125 pounds, with brown hair and hazel eyes. Ryan was last seen wearing a black jacket, blue jeans, an Old Navy shirt, and had a polka-dotted umbrella.
Police say Ryan Larsen walked out of school Monday around noon while switching classrooms.
They say the surveillance video showed him walking in the area where he lives on Monday.
They also say he had hidden before and recently looked up videos on how to hide from police.
Spotted Near La Vista Library
Around 4 p.m., someone spotted Ryan Larsen near the La Vista Library. The person took a picture of who they believed was the missing child. Three hours later, they posted it on social media. Police responded to the library immediately when they saw the post, but it was too late by then.
The second reported sighting La Vista Police received Tuesday but did not lead to finding the boy. Larsen went missing Monday at noon when he was last seen at La Vista West Elementary School.
Since then, about 200 people in the La Vista community have been searching together for Ryan.
Officials with @lavistapolice about to give an update & provide a plan to volunteers assisting in the search for 11-year-old Ryan Larsen, who went missing yesterday around noon from his school. @WOWT6News pic.twitter.com/dAaC6ZPyxI
— Marlo Lundak WOWT (@marlolundaktv) May 18, 2021
“I just want to make sure he’s OK,” said Elaina Pohl, who joined in the search Tuesday afternoon with her friend, McKenzie Kudym.
“We searched all around the park we went down by the lake we looked in the bushes we walked down by the creek,” Kudym said.
According to Ryan’s family, he likes to hide, especially in small spaces, and is really good at staying quiet. Chief Lausten said up until recently, Ryan was even watching Youtube videos about hiding from the police.
“We know that Ryan has looked at a number of websites at how to play hide and go seek,” said Lausten.
La Vista Police Chief Bob Lausten said Ryan had been known to run away and hide.
“We had half a dozen times where he had taken off from his home and we found him,” said Lausten.
Chief Lausten said this most recent search has involved multiple agencies searching by air, ground, and even underground.
“We used a sewer camera from our public works department to look in manholes,” said Lausten.
The chief said while Ryan may be playing games, the police are not. He said they will leave no stone unturned until the child is found.
“There’s no stopping. We’re going to uncover where this kid’s at. This is our most important commodity right now is our kids,” said Lausten.