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12-Year-Old Detroit Boy Disappears While Exercising

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Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

Charlie Bothuell, 12, went missing in Detroit on June 14 and found June 25. (Police handout)

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DETROIT (WWJ) – Police and family members are reaching out to the public for help as they continue to search for a missing 12-year-old Detroit boy.

Charlie Bothuell was last seen at his home in the 1300 block of Nicolet Place, near Gratiot and I-375 at around 9 p.m. Saturday.

Speaking to WWJ Newsradio 950 on Tuesday, Charlie’s father — who has the same name — said his son was exercising outside when he took a bathroom break and never came back.

He said his son is a good kid who’s never left home alone, and he’s worried about his safety.

“As far as sneaking out at night, you know and bring gone for nights…nothing like this,” the elder Bothuell said. “I mean, my biggest concern is it’s been since Saturday night. He didn’t take his wallet with him and he doesn’t have, you know, any money.”

Charlie is described as 5 feet, 4 inches tall and 120 lbs., with 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.

Anyone who thinks they might have seen Charlie or who knows of his whereabouts is urged to immediately contact Detroit police at 313-596-1140.

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