Day four of search for missing Duncan boy with autism

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DUNCAN, Okla. - Multiple agencies are continuing to search for the 8-year-old Duncan boy with autism who went missing from his home early Sunday morning.

The last time anyone saw the little boy was 2 a.m. Sunday morning when his mom checked on him as he was sleeping.

When the family woke up later that morning, he was gone.

They found two bean bags stacked by the front door where it appeared Damion unlocked it.

Sunday morning is when torrential rains hit the Duncan area, leaving flood waters behind.

Authorities said the family told them Damion was fascinated with water and thunderstorms.

When police couldn't immediately find the little boy, they set up a command center and brought in outside assistance.

"We grid searched almost the entire city," said Lieutenant John Byers with the Duncan Police Department.

Police started tracking clues.

Damion was captured on surveillance video at 6:47 a.m. peering through the doors of the closed Dollar General.

Then, about half an hour later, he's on surveillance video at Chisholm Corner, a convenience store.

He walks to the back coolers and then back out again.

Then, Sunday night, authorities found the little boy's pajama pants stuck in a tree along Claridy Creek just south of Bois D'arc.

"Of course, each hour that goes by, we're still praying," said Kathy Davidson, Damion's great aunt.

Damion's family is holding out hope that he'll be found alive.

"He's such an active child. You know, he moves around a lot. So, I think that's what we're hoping he's doing, you know, is moving around a lot, maybe trying to find his way back home," Kathy said.

Police are not giving up either, saying this is still an active search, not a recovery operation.

"I'm not going to give up. We can't give up. We've got to find him. He's so precious," Kathy said.

Police are utilizing search dogs from Oklahoma City and Texas as well as drones in their search.

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