PEARLAND, TX (KTRK) --The Pearland Police Department is asking for help in finding a missing 9-year-old boy with autism. Late Thursday, the Coast Guard was brought in to assist in the search.
Police say Marcus McGhee, who is from Connecticut, has been missing from a home in the 6700 block of Fite Road since Thanksgiving afternoon. A bloodhound track pointed to the area of FM 1128 and FM 518, Pearland police said on social media. McGhee is the relative of former NBA star Marcus Camby.
Marcus was last seen wearing a black t-shirt with a green Nike swoosh and green and gray sweatpants. Authorities are concerned that loud noises or large animals could frighten him.
"We're definitely going to be concerned about his health," Lt. Onesimo Lopez said.
Police urge those who want to help in the search to avoid bringing ATV's or horses to the search area.
Anyone with information is asked to call the Pearland Police Department at (281) 997-4100.