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2-year-old boy missing in Toyama Prefecture

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A two-year-old boy is missing after he wandered out of his home in Takaoka, Toyama Prefecture, on Saturday night.

According to police, Reion Takashima went outside at around 6:45 p.m. Local media quoted his mother as saying she took her eyes off him just for a few minutes while she was drying her 4-year-old daughter’s hair, and he was gone. After searching the house, she called 110.

Police and firefighters searched the area around the house last night and began a full-scale search at 5 a.m. Sunday. Takaoka experienced heavy rainfall on Saturday night and early Sunday.

Reion was still missing as of 6 p.m.

He is about 80 cms tall, has cropped hair and was wearing shorts and a sea blue colored pajama top when last seen at home.

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Kinda strange, how far can a 2 year old kid go in a few minutes at 6.45 when it starts getting dark at that time. A short sprint around the house would easily make you catch up with a toddler as he's probably afraid to wander off too far in the dark

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Poor darling, I hope its not a kidnapping though. Pray he returns home soon.

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Every parents worst nightmare. I hope it ends well.

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“ Local media quoted his mother as saying she took her eyes off him just for a few minutes while she was … “

It only takes a few seconds (!)

..

.. 24/7(!) to protect our babies; and that’s (still) not enough (!)

It is really every parent’s worst nightmare.

Good luck.

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let us all pray for his safety and a happy ending, please.

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Simply locking the front door (as well as kitchen and patio/veranda doors, if applicable) would have prevented this, most likely.

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As a parent of three extremely energetic boys, I can definitely say that a 2 year old ids very unpredictable. My kids would never wander away in the dark, but all kids are different. Pray they find him alive

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The mankind can send satellites into space, can trace, find and kill with a drone a hidden terrorist on a terrace , have much experience with similar cases of runaway children, well equipped police, armed forces, thermographic cameras, night vision, helicopters etc available, but cannot find a two years old toddler walking slowly around within a few seconds or minutes? Are you somehow kidding us?

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I woke one morning to find the front door of our apartment (twenty years ago) unlocked, the chain off and our daughter downstairs (3F apartment building) and she was running around the parking area. Yes, it only takes seconds for your kid to disappear, especially if someone is looking to kidnap them.

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After seeing all the video coverage on TV I've yet to see one dog.

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Sometime I wonder if it's a good idea to somehow attach a GPS to a child known to do such a thing, I am sure it helps, just an idea, many think it's not but then again this is a personal choice.

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Human intervention.

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Spoke too soon, wifey said that a dog was being used. Hope they find the lil guy soon.

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The mother must be worried sick.

I do hope the toddler is ok and they find him immediately.

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@ Mark

let us all pray for his safety and a happy ending, please

Praying does nothing to help (apart from making you feel like you contributed).

Action (doing something) get results. Thinking to yourself does not.

That aside, I do hope this turns out well for the toddler and his family.

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If no news by now, bad news.

Any dog specialized in finding people would have found him by now, outside human inttervention.

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Very odd. I can imagine the kid letting himself out but not getting far - kids that age get fixated on things around them: drains, parked cars, trees, a leaf on the ground; you name it and they will point and jabber away at it. I would have expected the parents to knocking on the neighbour's wall or peering into a puddle.

But, what are the odds on him being scooped away by a pervert at that exact time he lets himself out? It just seems too random, too coincidental.

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Its a hell of a coincidence that the one time a toddler gets out of the house just happens to be the same time instead of a good Samaritan walking by, its an child abductor. If I was the police I would be narrowing my search area....

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Maybe all such wee folk wouldn't mind wearing a soft Airtag bracelet. Tell them it's a watch like Daddy wears...

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Its a hell of a coincidence that the one time a toddler gets out of the house just happens to be the same time instead of a good Samaritan walking by, its an child abductor. If I was the police I would be narrowing my search area....

Not sure how you came to that conclusion.

Unfortunately, the boy most likely fell into the stream.

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Small children can disappear in seconds. Adults can easily get distracted and something like this happens. You can't blame the parent. Two years we were at a ballpark and my 3-year-old grandson vanished in a minute. His parents and my wife and I had just seen him. Then he was gone. We found him in his mom's car in his car seat strapped in. He took himself to the car and got in his car seat. We were so relieved but it showed how fast kids can disappear.

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Still no news about the boy?

how long should it take for the police to get to know sth?

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how long should it take for the police to get to know sth?

I don't get it, how do you define 'should'? This crime was not synchronized with the police, and there isn't a 1-hour time limit in which this mystery must be solved or ratings will go down, so I'm not clear on where you get this 'should'? 'Should' by what imperative? What are you qualifying this against?

There is no should. They may never find anything. Ever. Or they may be in the process of arresting the perp right as I type. That's the real world.

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I live in Japan. Japanese police are kind of weird they do not accept help from other area police. I had information for another girl missing in Japan. Took to local police and they said they can not do anything. That I would have to actually go to area and give information to police. They did call that area but they even said didnt need my help. The current case is weird because was raining and dark I do not think a little kid would wonder off far from porch if raining and dark. And most Japanese when young like that the parent take bath together And from what I understand mostly rice fields near there it is country side area. SO should of been found within minutes. Unless fake story by parent. Or aliens. Or maybe some big monkey heard the toddler crying and hauled him off. As for someone else obducting maybe someone that knew them because in country side doubt some stranger just happened to be in area at that time of night in rain and dark.

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