St. Petersburg, Florida -- St. Pete Police are asking for the public's help finding an endangered runaway.
Police say 16-year-old Dinhngo Nguyen was last seen at home on July 23, at 11:00 p.m. When his father found him missing the next morning, he called the authorities.
After first releasing his disappearance on Friday, July 26 to the media, his family remains deeply concerned for his safety after attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful.
Nguyen is considered endangered because he suffers from mental and physical conditions that require him to take prescription medications. He has not taken those medications since he left home on the evening of July 23.
He does not have a vehicle and is believed to be traveling on foot, possibly in either north St. Petersburg or Clearwater.
St. Pete Police say he has run away from home twice in the past. During one of those times he was found near a bridge in Clearwater. The other time he was found near a CVS store at 22nd Avenue North and 34th Street North.
Nguyen is described as:
- An Asian male
- 5'5" tall, 140 lbs
- Black buzzed cut hair, glasses, and was last seen wearing a blue shirt and grey shorts
- He is described as very introverted
- Last seen wearing the same blue shirt that he is wearing in the attached photograph and was also carrying a clear-colored backpack.
If anyone has any information on his whereabouts, please call our Department's Communications Center at 727-893-7780 or Civilian Investigator Deanna Mobley at 727-892-5073.