Dylan Ehler’s PARENTS have asked police for answers about their son’s disappearance.
The boy was last seen alive in the backyard of his grandmother’s house on May 6, 2020.
Who is Dylan Ehler?
Dylan Ehler is a missing boy from Nova Scotia, Canada.
Born on April 16, 2017, he is described as a child who “was in search of joy.”
What happened to Dylan Ehler?
On May 6, 2020, at the height of the Covid-19 pandemic, Dylan was playing in his grandmother’s backyard.
At around 1:15 p.m., his grandmother, Dorothy Parsons, turned to tie her dog up, but when she turned back, he was nowhere to be seen.
“I went to tie the dog on the leash and when I turned around, Dylan was just gone. Away. I have no explanation,” Dorothy said CTV NewsShe adds that she thinks it all happened in 20 seconds.
“I don’t think he went near the water. I think someone has it.”
“Not being able to have him, not being able to hear him, laugh and play … I’m just devastated,” she continued.
Local police conducted an extensive search for Dylan, then three years old, but were only able to recover his boots.
“There are days when I feel like the most logical explanation is that he went into the river,” Dylan’s mother, Ashley Brown, said.
“And then there are days when I think all those branches, trees and debris in the water should have stopped him. They stopped his boots. Why didn’t they stop him?”
As of this writing, Dylan is still missing and it’s unclear what happened to the little boy, but it’s believed he was swept away after falling into a creek behind his grandmother’s house.
Who are Dylan Ehler’s parents?
Dylan was born in 2017 to Ashley Brown and Jason Ehler.
Not much is known about Ashley and Jason’s personal lives, but they haven’t stopped searching for answers since their son’s disappearance.
“I’m hoping to get some answers for Dylan,” Ashley told a police panel in February 2023 CTV News.
In late 2020, Dylan’s parents filed a complaint with the Nova Scotia Police Review Board, alleging there was slow response and inconsistencies in the handling of his case.
“I hope they re-examine certain parts of this investigation,” Jason said at the time.
“I hope they make changes to the alarm systems especially for missing children.”
In the lawsuit, they alleged that police failed to “realistically pursue and investigate the prospect of crime” and had “tunnel vision” while pursuing the theory that Dylan drowned but was found on July 17, 2023 her case dismissed by the police department, accordingly Global News.
The Police Department said in its decision that Truro Police “acted reasonably in their initial response to the report of a missing child and in their subsequent investigation,” adding that authorities spent 18 hours by air and six days would have looked for overland.