Recovered boy's family thanks community

Photo by Bill Strickland

Photo by Bill Strickland

ALBANY -- The family of Jyquez Miller, 9, extended their thanks to the community for the search and recovery of the boy who went missing in the freezing temperatures Tuesday night.

There was still no explanation given for the cause of the disappearance, other than to say that no foul play is suspected.

"On behalf of the the Miller-Pace family I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that looked for Jyquez Tuesday night and Wednesday morning," said Eric Pace, Jyquez's uncle.

During a news conference at Albany Police Department's Law Enforcement Center Pace said Jyquez was still at Phoebe Putney Memorial Hospital recovering.

"He is coming back to normal and nothing is significantly medically wrong," said Pace.

Jyquez's uncle said the boy suffered from hypothermia in his feet but was in good health otherwise.

"I can assure everyone that is concerned that he is going to be a normal 9-year-old and will be fine," he said.

Detectives said the support from the community and the number of search volunteers was overwhelming in this case.

"It goes to show that there are still a lot of people out there that still care what happens to other people," said Det. Tywon Heath.

APD detectives said they have no person of interest in this case and are not pursuing any suspects.

"We do not suspect foul play," said Heath.

Detectives said they were still investigating the reason for Jyquez's disappearance Tuesday night, but have not provided any details.

"We are still investigating, so we cannot go into that at this time," said Heath.