Breaking News
More () »

Atlanta's Leading Local News: Weather, Traffic, Sports and more | Atlanta, Georgia | 11alive.com

Missing 12-year-old who left Atlanta apartment located

Caleb Hester, police said, has been located.

ATLANTA — UPDATE: Atlanta Police said the child has been found and is safe. 

Original Story below:

Atlanta Police are asking for help finding a boy who they said ran away after a disagreement with family.

Caleb Hester, police said, hasn't been seen since around 2:15 p.m. March 3.

According to the department, officers were called to apartments off Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive SW Wednesday night, just after 11:30.

When they got there, they met with the 12-year-old's mother. According to police, Hester left the home after getting into an argument with his step-father. His mother told police he has left the home before, but has always come back, according to a police report.

Police said Hester was last seen wearing a white T-shirt with black stripes and a logo of a brown bear on it. He was also wearing gray joggers, along with blue and white Scotty Pippen basketball sneakers. 

Hester, according to police, is 5-foot-6 inches tall and weighs about 350 pounds. He has a mini afro, police said. 

According to the police report, officers went door-to-door in the complex and also passed out flyers at a gas station in the area. Anyone with information on where he might be is asked to call Atlanta Police at 404-546-4260.