Update (1:15 p.m.) – A spokesperson for Butterfield Youth Services said the 14-year-old has been found.
The Saline and Chariton County Sheriff’s Departments are searching for a 14-year-old runaway. The teen disappeared from the Butterfield Youth Ranch late Tuesday night. The young man’s name isn’t being released because he is a minor. He is described as 5’5″, 110 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a gray shirt, and red jacket.
BYS employees told deputies the juvenile made a comment about jumping on a train earlier this week and had been talking about going to live with his father in Keytesville. Authorities said the child has a history of stealing vehicles. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the 14-year-old juvenile should contact the Saline County Sheriff’s Department at (660) 886-5511 or the Chariton County Sheriff’s Department at (660) 288-3277.