The Liberty County Sheriff's Office says it's unlikely a toddler who has been missing for several days will be found alive in the thick Texas forest.
The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that sheriff's spokesman Rex Evans says he doesn't see "how a child that age could be alive out there now in that kind of terrain after so much time." Rescue teams are focusing on recovery in a wooded area with a river.
Emergency officials say the 2-year-old boy was reported missing from his Southeast Texas home Tuesday afternoon. Devin Davis' mother told investigators the boy was gone when she awoke from a nap.
The family lives in Cleveland, about 45 miles northeast of Houston. Devin has red hair and blue eyes. He weighs about 40 pounds.