Turtles are able to move a lot quicker than people give them credit for. Plus, they blend well. The food and other turtle probably aren't going to work to lure it in ... turtles aren't like dogs ... they don't really respond to the same tricks. He's perfectly capable of finding food on his own and he could probably care less about the other turtle so I wouldn't count on that, sorry. :/
What you can do is keep searching. It is certainly not too late to find him. He is not going to be out in the open. He is well aware of the risk of predators so check around and underneath things. Box turtles love to bury themselves to keep hidden from view so check thoroughly around bushes, trees, buildings, undergrowth, leaves, loose dirt, etc. You must actively search. Their shells are meant to blend in so they can be very hard to spot even if you are right on top of them. Your best chance will be early in the morning not long after sunrise. This is often the only time of day that box turtles are active.
In the future, employ the use of neon band-aids. I always slap one on the shell of my turtles before they wander so I'll be able to spot them easier if they get out of sight.
Good luck with your turtle! I truly hope you find it.
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