UPDATE: Shamar Davis, 10, of New Castle, was found safe and reunited with his family after he'd been missing for three days.
The boy's current whereabouts haven't been disclosed.
He was found shortly after his family issued a desperate plea Monday morning for his safe return.
Ten-year-old Shamar Davis lives in the New Castle Crossings Apartments off Route 13. His family reported him missing to New Castle County Police Sunday night although he was last seen at his home by his mother Friday morning.
Police and neighbors spent Monday morning knocking on nearby doors. Authorities were planning to expand the search out from Carvel Drive as their efforts continue.
Master Corporal Michel Eckerd said Shamar was known to spend a lot of time playing outside and often visited other neighboring apartments.
"Our important thing is to try to get the child back home," Eckerd said.
He added that the original canvassing effort took place Sunday night shortly after the Gold Alert was issued.
"We've been knocking on doors since Saturday," the boy's mother Shaniece Moses said. She said she heard from someone that he had been seen Sunday playing football in the neighborhood.
"Why wouldn't he come home?" Moses said as she burst into tears. "Shamar, please come home."
"I can't imagine what I would do if it was may kid," neighbor Sarah Cavanaugh said. She has seen police officers and vehicles come and go from the neighborhood and was planning to join the search effort with her own children.
Shamar Davis is described as a black male 5’04”, 150 lbs., with brown eyes. Shamar was last seen wearing a brown jacket with a white collar, black Nike sweatpants, and black Nike sneakers. Shamar’s nickname is “Bubba."
Anyone who know where Shamar Davis is or who may have information is urged to contact New Castle County Police at 302.573.2800. Information may be submitted through the department's website or through its Facebook page.