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Forum News Service, Published May 18 2013

Duluth police searching for missing 12-year-old

DULUTH, Minn. - Police here are asking for the public's help in finding a 12-year-old boy who has been missing since Thursday.

Officials said today that Lyrik James Schmelz was last seen Thursday afternoon, getting on the bus after school at Lincoln Park Middle School. When the bus arrived at his usual stop, Schmelz was not aboard. Police officers and investigators have been checking numerous locations and following up on leads, but have not yet located Schmelz.

Schmelz is described as white, 5 feet tall and 120 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on Schmelz's whereabouts is asked to call police at (218) 730-5515 during the day, or (218) 727-8770 at night.