Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Public safety

Police seek help finding missing St. Pete teen

ST. PETERSBURG — A 16-year-old boy whose health condition requires regular medication was reported missing this week.

Authorities believe Dinhngo Nguyen, who lives at 4726 22nd Ave. N, might have run away, St. Petersburg police said.

He is 5 foot 5 inches tall and weighs around 140 pounds. He has short black hair, glasses and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, gray shorts and a backpack.

Nguyen — who is shy, according to his parents — does not have a car and is believed to be traveling on foot in north St. Petersburg or Clearwater.

Authorities described him as "endangered" because he has mental and physical conditions that require him to take prescription medications.

He has not taken any medicine since leaving home late Tuesday, his father, Phuc Nguyen, told police.

The 16-year-old has run away twice in the past.

Once, he was found near a bridge in Clearwater. The second time, he was found near a CVS pharmacy at 22nd Avenue N and 34th Street N.

If anyone has any information on his location, please call St. Petersburg police at (727) 893-7780 or Civilian Investigator Deanna Mobley at (727) 892-5073.

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