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Police searching for missing child, 12, in Thornton

Posted at 12:19 PM, Mar 18, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-18 16:25:53-04

UPDATE — The missing 12-year-old out of Thornton was found safe, police announced around 2:30 p.m. Friday. Denver7 has removed his name and photo from this article.


THORNTON, Colo. — Police are searching for a 12-year-old missing out of Thornton.

The Thornton Police Department said the boy was last seen Friday morning near E. 102nd Avenue and Steel Street.

At the time, he was wearing a dark blue jacket, gray hoodie, black Adidas T-shirt, blue jeans and gray shoes.

He is described as standing 5 feet, 1 inches tall and weighing 145 pounds. He has blonde hair and hazel eyes, according to police. Police said he also appears older than the provided photo.

Police said he is considered a runaway.

No other details were available. Anybody who sees him or knows of his whereabouts is asked to call 911.