New Hampshire

NH Authorities Seek 5-Year-Old Boy Last Seen 6 Months Ago

Elijah Lewis, a 5-year-old boy from Merrimack, New Hampshire, has not been seen for about six months; investigators are looking to speak with his mother, 35-year-old Danielle Denise Dauphinais, who is believed to be with 30-year-old Joseph Stapf

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Elijah Lewis, a 5-year-old boy from Merrimack, New Hampshire, has not been seen for about six months.

A 5-year-old boy who has not been seen for months is being sought by investigators in New Hampshire.

The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office says Elijah Lewis of Merrimack has not been seen by "independent individuals" for approximately six months. The Division for Children, Youth and Families notified police Thursday that his whereabouts were not known.

Lewis was not reported missing before that, authorities said.

Investigators are looking to speak with his mother, 35-year-old Danielle Denise Dauphinais, who is believed to be with 30-year-old Joseph Stapf. They are believed to be driving a red or maroon 2007 Toyota Tundra with New Hampshire plates reading "JOJOD78."

New Hampshire Attorney General's Office
Authorities are looking to speak with Danielle Denise Dauphinais (left), the mother of missing 5-year-old Elijah Lewis; Dauphinais is believed to be with Joseph Stapf (center and right)

Dauphinais is described as being about 5'4" and 165 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities say Stapf is about 5'10" and 170 pounds with brown hair and green eyes.

New Hampshire Attorney General's Office
A sample photo of a 2007 Toyota Tundra similar to the one Dauphinais and Stapf are believed to be driving

Anyone with information about Lewis, Dauphinais, Stapf, or the truck is asked to call the Merrimack Police Department at (603) 424-2424 or New Hampshire State Police at (603) 223-4381.