JONESBORO, Ark. – The family of missing 13-year-old Caleb Washington Berkley contacted NEA Report to offer gratitude to the community over the safe return of their son.
“THANK YOU!!!,” Debbie Myers Berkley, Caleb’s mom, began by writing. “First I want to thank my Lord and Savior for walking beside us through this traumatic experience. Our family also wants to express our deepest appreciation to all our friends and family that have literally shook heaven and earth to help us find our son Caleb.
Caleb is safe now due to the fact that so many of you got involved. Your words of encouragement carried us through our darkest moments and we could never thank you enough.
We want to send out a very special thank you to Sgt. Oldham and the Jonesboro Police Department for all they did to help us find our son. There was so much they did behind the scenes that most people would never know. They even talked me through some difficult moments through the middle of night with such kindness and compassion.
Our hats go off to you because you are our HEROES!!!!!
The Berkley Family”
The family is looking into why Caleb ran away, the mother also said.
Berkley was at Cornerstone Baptist Church on Forest Home Road in Jonesboro before going missing for eight days.
“We had a group of boys here from Missouri to play basketball,” the church Facebook page said. “Caleb ran away early Monday morning and hasn’t been seen since.”
He reportedly lived behind a building near the 2300-block of East Highland Drive the entire time.