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[UPDATE] Crowley Search Continues; Beware Rumors, Sites Collecting Money

Family spokesperson says Crowley family not connected to fundraising sites

Peggy Dunne, family-friend of , says she is "unaware of any [legitimate] fundraising efforts and that the family does not have any connection" to campaigns to do so.

When the 15-year-old boy went missing Friday, it was inevitable that people want to help and groups would organizing fundraising campaigns.

But be very careful when pitching in—and make sure to verify the motives of groups claiming to raise money.

As for the outpouring of volunteer inquiries, anyone who wishes to do may contact Dunne via email at volunteers4pierce@gmail.com. [Editor's note, Ms. Dunne provided another address and the original posted has been updated.]

To make sure adults in the region have seen Pierce's face, volunteers have wallpapered the region with flyers. Dunne said the family is also well aware and appreciate the social media push sparked by Crowley's friends who started a Facebook page and are keeping up awareness about Pierce by messaging using the hashtag #findpierce on Twitter.

Dunne says right now "there's not much more to do but wait." She is asking that people pray and hope for Pierce's swift return.

Dunne said there is a great deal of speculation in current reported accounts of Pierce's activities up to his disappearance. She said the last time Pierce's friend saw him he was headed to get a taxi, but there is no confirmation that he actually did and no driver has been identified claiming to have had contact with the young man.

She said she and the family have seen to rampant speculation by commenters across social media and stress "[They] are all rumors." 

It seems the best thing to do right know is remain focused on looking for Pierce and supporting the Crowley family.

White Plains police has not provided any official investigation updates as of Tuesday morning and the search remains open.

Norman hauptman May 29, 2012 at 11:19 PM
The professional use of an accredited forensic psychic has potential to be helpful I offer the family $350 to hire F P. Norman Hauptman. 9145571956. Herbsok@aol.com
Sick-n-Tired May 30, 2012 at 01:59 AM
You are trying to make money of this incident with a cheezy post and you did not even bother to use a different screen name. If your such a helpful psychic then why don't you just tell the police where he is. Also can me tell me what I'm thinking about you right now!
teri kopp May 30, 2012 at 11:22 AM
Sick-n-Tired is right on. How callous and self serving could you be? I can tell you what SnT is thinking and I'm no psychic but I am too much of a lady to say it! You are a creep Mr. Hauptman, shame on you!
Nick May 30, 2012 at 05:02 PM
Use your pychic abilities to find the kid and collect the reward. If you can't find him get a new job.
Hector Anthony Vega May 31, 2012 at 09:05 AM
You guys should also inform the national center for missing children, just in case he left New York, and he would be posted world wide.
NORMAN HAUPTMAN December 24, 2012 at 06:55 AM
I apologize for misunderstanding. I am offering $350.00 of my money for family to hire an accredited forensic psychic for detecting whereabouts. I am not offering myself, nor am I receiving money. I hope this makes it clearer. Sorry for late response.
NORMAN HAUPTMAN December 24, 2012 at 06:55 AM
I apologize for misunderstanding. I am offering $350.00 of my money to hire an accredited forensic psychic to for detecting whereabouts. I am not offering myself, nor am I receiving money. I hope this makes it clearer. Sorry for late response.
NORMAN HAUPTMAN December 24, 2012 at 06:56 AM
I apologize for misunderstanding. I am offering $350.00 of my money to hire an accredited forensic psychic to for detecting whereabouts. I am not offering myself, nor am I receiving money. I hope this makes it clearer. Sorry for late response.

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