Bentley Gunner Stancil: Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old North Carolina boy

The child was last spotted sporting a black oversized hoodie, blue trousers, a pair of black and white sneakers, and a black school backpack

Bentley Gunner Stancil: Amber Alert issued for 9-year-old North Carolina boy
An Amber Alert has been issued for Bentley Stancil (YouTube screenshot/ CBS17)
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WENDELL, NORTH CAROLINA: An Amber Alert was issued for Bentley Gunner Stancil, 9, in Wendell, North Carolina, on Tuesday night, November 15. Around 8:30 pm, the Wake County Sheriff's Office issued the emergency abduction notice. Bentley is 4 feet 7 inches tall and weighs about 75 pounds. His hair is brown and his eyes are hazel.

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On Tuesday, the child was last spotted sporting a long-sleeved black oversized hoodie, blue trousers, a pair of black and white sneakers, and a black school backpack, reports WBTV.

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Reports said Bentley had left for school earlier that morning and was on his way to the bus waiting shed on Questor Lane, according to the notice. However, he didn't make it to the bus stop. He was last seen in the forested areas across Questor Lane on Wendell Boulevard around 10 am. This is about two miles from where he lives. His family and friends launched a search in the swampy region along Wendell Boulevard after 12 hours. The Sheriff's Office and the FBI are currently co-leading the operation. Aside from the officials, many people volunteered and offered assistance in locating the missing boy.

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Brandon Stancil, Bentley's father, stated that he would like many people to look for his son. “I know not everybody can use their resources for that, but something has to be done," he said. The distraught father also indicated that there were many things he wanted to know, but at the time, all he wanted was for his son to return safely. “There are many questions that I want to ask, but the most important one is simply finding him (Bentley) and ultimately making sure that he returns home," he said, as reported by Alpha News Call.

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"Him running away is one thing, but all I want is him to come home. That is it," the father added, implying that the young kid may have fled from home.

Anyone with information, no matter how minor or large, is asked to contact the County Sheriff's Office at 919-856-6911.

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