Beacon Journal/Phil Trexler and Carl Chancellor

Donald Richard Neff, a 33-year-old former local Boy Scout leader and 12-year-old Ricky Heatherlyare the subject of a national manhunt by Akron police and the FBI. Neff is a convicted childmolester who is reputed to be a nonviolent person. Police say Neff was packed Wednesday for acamping trip and a prearranged meeting with Ricky, who fled his school and ran to a truck whereNeff was waiting. The two are believed to be now driving a maroon 1989 Ford Taurus.

(Akron, Ohio)