Police conclude investigation into AJ Elfalak’s disappearance

The NSW investigation into the disappearance of a 3-year-old boy in the Hunter Valley has now been concluded.

AJ Elfalak, who is on the autism spectrum and is non-verbal vanished from the family property at Putty back in September sparking a massive three-day search.

Hundreds of emergency service personnel, SES and volunteers were involved, with fears the boy had been a victim of foul play after Police seized a car and declared a crime scene at a nearby property.


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AJ was spotted by Polair in a creek on the family property just 500 metres from the home after three days.

He’d suffered from ant bites, nappy rash and a couple of abrasions, but was luckily not seriously injured.

NSW police then commenced an investigation into the boy’s disappearance.

It’s since concluded with the incident determined to be a result of misadventure.

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