A search has been launched in the Bronx for 17-year-old Elias McCants, who has been missing since Sunday. The teenager was last seen leaving his home in Soundview around 2:30 p.m. According to his family, Elias left behind his phone and wallet, which is unusual behavior for him.
The NYPD is urging anyone with information on Elias’s whereabouts to come forward. The teenager is described as being 5’9″ and weighing around 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie, gray sweatpants, and black sneakers.
Elias’s family and friends have been circulating flyers and posting on social media in an effort to locate him. They are asking anyone who may have seen him to contact the police or reach out to them directly.
“We just want him to come home safe,” said Elias’s mother, Crystal Humphrey. “We’re worried sick about him and we need to know he’s okay.”
New York Police Department Seeks Help Finding Missing Bronx Teen
The public’s help is being sought by the New York City Police Department to locate 14-year-old Elias McCants, who has been missing since July 28, 2021. Local law enforcement has classified this case as an active search for an endangered child.
Elias, a Hispanic or Latino man with brown hair and brown eyes, disappeared from his neighborhood around 5:25 pm. He stands between 5’2″ and 5’4″ tall and weighs between 100 and 120 pounds. Elias was last seen wearing a blue t-shirt, black shorts, and gray sneakers.
A Community on High Alert
Authorities and the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) are currently investigating the disappearance of Elias, focusing their search on his last known location. McCants is affiliated with an address located at 1882 Grand Concourse Apt. 10C Bronx, NY 10457, which is at the center of the investigation. This case was registered in the national register on September 6, 2021, and has remained in the public spotlight ever since.
The Importance of Community Cooperation
Community cooperation is crucial when it comes to achieving common goals. Without community support and involvement, it is difficult to make progress in any area, whether it be in business, education, or social issues. When community members work together towards a common goal, they can achieve great results and make a positive impact on their surroundings. Therefore, it is essential to promote community participation and collaboration in all aspects of life.
The public has been advised to refrain from intervening directly in certain situations. If you happen to spot Elias, it is best to avoid approaching him. It is recommended that you contact the local emergency services by dialing 911 or the number provided by law enforcement to ensure a safe and professional response.
The McCants family and the NYPD are earnestly appealing to anyone who may have information that could aid in locating Elias and bringing him back home safely. The entire community has united in the effort, praying for a favorable outcome.
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