Authorities Search Landfill for Missing Autistic Teen

Hendersonville, Tennessee – Investigators are intensifying their search for a missing teenage boy with autism, expanding their efforts to a landfill in Kentucky. Sebastian Rogers, 15, has been missing for over 10 days since he disappeared from his family’s home in Sumner County. The Sumner County Sheriff’s Office, leading the search, has enlisted the help of Kentucky State Police in combing through the landfill where the trash from Rogers’ home is dumped.

Although there is no specific information indicating evidence related to the search may be found at the landfill, authorities are taking precautionary measures to eliminate possible options and questions.

The search for Rogers, who is high-functioning but has autism, has involved multiple agencies, including the use of drones, helicopters, boats, and police dogs. Additionally, authorities have resorted to playing his favorite song, “Eye of the Tiger,” in hopes of drawing him out. However, despite these efforts, there has been no sign of the missing teenager.

Sebastian’s mother, Katie Proudfoot, spoke out about her distressing ordeal, sharing that she discovered her son’s bed empty when she went to wake him up for school on February 26th.

Authorities remain determined to find Sebastian Rogers and safely bring him home. The investigation continues as detectives employ various strategies to search for any leads that may lead to his whereabouts.