Search continues for missing boy, 12

Search continues for missing boy, 12

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A photo of Charlie Bothuell, 12. A photo of Charlie Bothuell, 12.
DETROIT (WJBK) - Detroit police are asking for the public's help locating a boy who has not been seen since Monday, June 14.

Charlie Bothuell, 12, was last seen when he left his home that day in the 1300 block of Nicolet. Fox 2's Randy Wimbley, who spoke with the boy's father, reports Charlie ran away after his stepmother chastised him for not doing his chores.

Charlie has apparently run away from home before but was found a few hours later by police.

Charlie is described as being 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighing 120 pounds, having brown hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion. He was last seen wearing a red T-shirt, black and gray pajama pants and a black and gray Phat Farm jacket.

He is said to be in good mental and physical condition.

Sightings of the boy have been reported. A woman claims to have seen Charlie the day he went missing and he was said to be spotted playing basketball a week later.

Wimbley reports he was last seen near the King Apartments on Saturday. His father got wind of it while searching for him on Sunday, but the trail has gone cold since then.

"Anybody who has any information on my son, or if you know anything, or Charlie if you can give us a call, just call us and say you're okay. Just call us and say you're okay, simple as that. We just want to know that he's okay. Just call us and say you're okay, if nothing else," pleads his father, Charlie Bothuell IV.
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