Santa Barbara Sheriff’s deputies are searching for a Dos Pueblos High School tenth-grader, Cary Lynch, who reportedly went missing around noon on Thursday, May 28.
An email sent out to area media on behalf of Lynch’s mother, Wendy Lynch, described the boy as a light-skinned African-American, 5‘11” and 140 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. Before he vanished, the boy was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and white K-Swiss sneakers.
After Dos Pueblos High School officials realized the boy was missing, they contacted Wendy Lynch and informed her of the situation. A search revealed no sign of the boy, however. The email urged that “If anyone is sheltering him and does not know he is a missing person, they should immediately call law enforcement; his mother is deeply afraid and worried. Please let her know that Cary’s okay.” Those who had reason to be around places that young people might congregate - schools, skate parks, recreation areas, etc. - were also asked to keep an eye out for the boy.
Anyone with any information is urged to call the Sheriff’s Department at (805) 681-4100.