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Thursday marked Jesse Wilson’s 11th birthday, authorities continue search

Jesse Wilson disappeared nearly eight months ago from his Buckeye home.

Jesse Wilson

A private investigator is now handling the case and in November he wouldn’t confirm whether he believed Jesse Wilson was dead or alive.

Body camera footage released last August showed the missing boy and his mother, Crystal, talking to police officers in April after the boy was found in a neighbor’s front yard.

Jesse was reunited with his mother after she told officials he had climbed out of his bedroom window.

Officers explained that they did not call the Arizona Department of Child Services because they had no reason to believe the boy was in danger.

In 2011, Avondale police were called to the Wilson’s then home after receiving reports of child abuse.

Crystal allegedly told police that the harnesses were used because the boys previously snuck outside to play without her knowledge.

Another man said he fed the kids on at least three occasions while they waited in the summer heat for their mother to return home.

The Buckeye Police Department said investigators continue to receive tips from the public regarding the boy’s disappearance but refused to comment further regarding the situation.

We wonder if the “person of interest,” will be questioned about his whereabouts 8 months ago.