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Kansas City Police Ask For Help In Search For Missing 11-Year-Old


UPDATE (11:20 a.m.): Police confirmthat Gavin Perez-Settgast was found Thursday morning safe at a resident's home in Independence. 

Kansas City Police are asking for the public's help Thursday in searching for an 11-year old boy who was last seen in north Kansas City Wednesday night. 

Gavin Perez-Settgast is described as juvenile white male with brown hair, who is about 5 feet tall and weighs between 80 and 90 pounds. He was last seen in the area of NE 43rd St. and N. Walrond at about 5:30 p.m. Wednesday. 

He was last seen wearing a gray shirt and gray jogging pants. He may also have had a black-and-white plaid coat and black backpack with him. Police say his mother is concerned for his welfare. Tipsters are urged to call 911 if they see Gavin or know of his whereabouts. 

Kyle Palmer is KCUR's morning newscaster. You can follow him on Twitter @kcurkyle

Kyle Palmer is the editor of the Shawnee Mission Post, a digital news outlet serving Northeast Johnson County, Kansas. He previously served as KCUR's news director and morning newscaster.
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