The Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit is seeking the public’s help in finding an 11-year-old boy who went missing in Tamarac.
Jeremiah Israel was last seen near his school, Rhema Word Christian Academy, at 2800 West Prospect Road, Friday morning.
Investigators said the boy was last spotted walking eastbound on West Prospect Road, not far from Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport, between 10:30 and 11 a.m.
Authorities said someone contacted them and reported him missing at around 12:30 p.m.
Israel stands 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs around 110 to 120 pounds and has blue braids in his hair.
He was last seen wearing a white shirt, with a school logo that features a lion, and blue shorts.
7SkyForce hovered above BSO deputies, some with bloodhounds, as they combed the school’s campus in search of clues.
“At this point, everyone is on the lookout for Jeremiah. We’re asking the public to please do the same,” said BSO spokesperson Carey Codd. “It’s important to let him know that he’s not in trouble, that people care about him, they want to find him, they want to make sure that he’s safe and unharmed and return him to his family.”
Detectives do not believe foul play is involved.
School officials have not provided further information about Israel’s disappearance.
Investigators urge anyone with any information on his whereabouts to contact BSO Sgt. Bryan Tutler at 954-321-4681 or BSO’s non-emergency number, 954-764-HELP (4357).