Thursday marks two years since Michael Vaughan’s disappearance

Thursday will mark two years since the disappearance of 5-year-old Michael Vaughan in Fruitland. Michael vanished back on July 27 of 2021.

In December of 2022, police named four people they believe to know about his disappearance, but Michael’s fate remains a mystery, although police believe he is dead.

One arrest was made. Sarah Wondra of Fruitland was charged with failure to report a death after her backyard was dug up and her house searched. The charge against her was dropped without prejudice, meaning charges could be refiled later.

Officers believe Michael was buried at her house, but his body was moved to another, as yet unknown, location.