TAMARAC, FLA. (WSVN) - 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 Ismael 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.
“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,” said BSO spokesperson Carey Codd.
Authorities said someone later contacted them and reported him missing.
“The Broward Sheriff’s Office was alerted to this sometime around 12:30 p.m.,” said Codd.
Ismael 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.
“Two of our bloodhounds have been searching for Jeremiah, and BSO Missing Persons Unit is also on scene,” said Codd.
As the sun set on Friday, there was still no sign of Ismael.
But detectives said they remain hopeful.
“Nothing suspicious, no sign of any type of foul play, nothing like that,” said Codd.
School officials have not provided further information about Ismael’s disappearance.
“At this point, everyone is on the lookout for Jeremiah. We’re asking the public to please do the same,” said Codd. “If anyone knows where Jeremiah is, has seen him since this morning, they’re asked to contact the Broward Sheriff’s Office.”
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).
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