Missing teen from New Ipswich is home safe

By ASHLEY SAARI

Monadnock Ledger-Transcript

Published: 05-18-2023 1:03 PM

Following a two-day search, a 13-year-old boy who had been missing since Monday evening is home safe.

Rostix Xiao of New Ipswich, was reported as missing and run away from home late on Monday evening. As of Thursday morning, he was home and safe, according to a statement from New Ipswich Police Chief Michael Abel.

“This operation requires many resources and time was of the essence,” Abel wrote in the statement. “NIPD would like to thank everyone that helped, especially those that aided in the search. The New Ipswich community really came together to offer their assistance, time and resources.”

In addition to community members who assisted the family and in the physical search, police also thanked other agencies for their cooperation in the search, including three New Hampshire State Police K9 teams, New Hampshire State Police detectives, the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office, the New Hampshire State Police Intel Unit and drone team and the State Police helicopter unit.

“There were many other assets used and all participants were a valuable part in the success of finding Rostix,” Abel stated.

Ashley Saari can be reached at 603-924-7172, Ext. 244, or asaari@ledgertrancript.com. She’s on Twitter @AshleySaariMLT.

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