Lamont Smith, an 11-year-old African American boy is missing.—-Update: Lamont Smith has been found safe. The Chicago Police Department–Wentworth stated that the boy has reunited with his mother. He was in ‘good company’ and had not ‘made contact’ with his mother. Smith is at school today. Below, is the original report. The department did not release any further details about the case.
The Chicago Tribune is reporting this morning that police are looking for clues regarding the disappearance of the Southside boy.
Authorities say that Smith vanished from his home located in the 6700 block of South Rhodes Avenue in the Woodlawn neighborhood. The Chicago Sun Times is reporting that the boy disappeared on Thursday at around 3:30 p.m.
Law enforcement officials say that Smith was last seen wearing a black jacket, navy blue pants, and a white shirt with black boots.
Little Lamont Smith is described as a dark-skinned African American boy, who weighs 100 pounds and stands 5ft 1in. He has black hair and brown eyes. The names of the boy’s mother and father were not included in the alert.
Inquisitr spoke with a worker who was able to confirm that Lamont Smith is a student at Emmett Till Elementary. All attempts to contact the school principal were unsuccessful, and no other comment or statement was given about the missing boy. As of now, there appears to be no ‘Help Us Find’ Facebook page for Smith.
Detectives are asking anyone with information regarding the disappearance of Lamont Smith to contact authorities at 312-747-8380.
Lamont Smith follows several children who were missing but later found safe. Just this week, Aysia Lewis, a missing 16-year old Virginia teen was found safe in Arkansas. The girl was last seen at school on the afternoon she went missing. Aysia Lewis was believed to be in danger after it was reported that she met up with a 33-year old man [Donald Bruce Quesenberry Jr.] with whom she communicated online.
Steven Papke, 12, from Wrightwood, was missing for a few hours before he was safely returned home.
Nicole Crowder, 19, was reported missing from Ferguson, after family members say the teen failed to show up at the North Hanley MetroLink station. She was found the next day.
Holden Michael Astrachan, 17, of Paulding County, was last seen riding his four-wheeler before he vanished. After a helicopter search, the teen was found safe. According to AJC, Astrachan became lost when his four-wheeler began having mechanical trouble.
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