Boy, 3, reported missing after going off with cousin

May 02, 1994|By Timothy B. Wheeler | Timothy B. Wheeler,Sun Staff Writer

Anne Arundel County police were searching last night for a 3-year-old Severna Park boy who was missing along with an adult cousin.

Michael Burris, of the 500 block of Manor Road, was last seen about noon yesterday in the parking lot of the Hair Cuttery at 157 Ritchie Highway, police said.

Officer Ross Passman gave this account of the boy's disappearance:

The boy's mother, Dianne Bradford, was getting a haircut and allowed her nephew to take the boy for a ride.

The nephew, Scott Alan Smallwood, 24, of the 700 block of Trenton Ave., asked the boy's mother if he could take the child to Lake Waterford Park a short distance away. They were to be back by 1 p.m. When they had not returned by 8:30 p.m., the mother went to police headquarters in Millersville.

Police were looking for the vehicle driven by Mr. Smallwood, a cranberry-colored Ford Explorer belonging to Ms. Bradford, with Maryland tag 579664M.

Michael is about 36 inches tall, weighs 39 pounds, has blue eyes and blond hair, police said. He was last seen wearing a blue-, green- and yellow-striped shirt, blue jeans and black-and-white high-topped sneakers.

Police described Mr. Smallwood as white, 5-feet 9-inches tall, weighing 160 pounds and with brown eyes and hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue shorts and boat shoes.

Police asked that anyone with information call them at 222-8619.

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