He asked that people alert authorities if they see or smell something unusual.
The chief also added that the La Vista Police Department continues to serve the community as it normally does, even as the search for Ryan proceeds. At this point, Ryan is considered an endangered and missing child.
He said that some of the medication Ryan was taking would not be life-threatening if he missed a few doses, but that 10 days without it would cause health complications. In the Hammond case, Kansas City boy, Kyrin Carter went missing while his family was on vacation and was pulled from the Little Calumet River 10 days later.
Lausten emphasized that Ryan's family "has been nothing but cooperative" and that law enforcement is in daily contact with his family.
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To receive a Project Livesaver tracking bracelet, contact the Sarpy County Sheriff's Office or your local law enforcement agency for more information: sarpy. Lausten said that the search for Ryan Larsen, who has autism, continues.
He also said that they do not need additional search parties at this stage. Copyright Scripps Media, Inc. All rights reserved.
The police appreciate tips from the public, but rumors and "theories" that are not grounded in fact are not helpful, said Lausten. Actions Facebook Tweet .
Authorities are also consulting officials in Hammond, Indiana where a year-old boy with autism went missing around the same time as Ryan Larsen. By: Katrina MarkelDanielle Meadows. Sarpy County participates in Project Lifesaver, a program for people who have a tendency to wander.
La Vista police are collaborating with multiple agencies, including the FBI. He said that the behavioral health unit from the FBI's Quantico, Virginia headquarters is consulting on the case. He also asked the public for support and prayers, mentioning that Nebraska Medicine dropped off water for search crews recently. The briefing ended with Lausten saying that sometimes these searches take time. The chief said that the search is still focused on the area around 83rd and Harrison because, in similar cases, children tend to not travel far.
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