OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) - Relatives of an Oklahoma teenager missing in Ecuador are making long-term plans to stay in the country as the search continues.
August Reiger disappeared June 16 while hiking with his family in the resort town of Banos. Officials tell The Oklahoman that the case is being treated as a kidnapping, but they've received no ransom demands.
Reiger had recently graduated as a valedictorian at Classen School of Advanced Studies.
His aunt, Christi Reiger, says August's mother will likely return to Oklahoma next month so her younger son can begin school. Christi Reiger says August's father will stay in Ecuador as the search continues.
Officials say an Ecuadorean anti-kidnapping team is now conducting a massive search of Amazonian jungle areas in the country but has turned up no sign of August.
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