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Missing 13-year-old Boy Found After Report Seen on News

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Jesus has gone missing before but never for this amount of time. Jesus has gone missing before but never for this amount of time.

UPDATE: Jesus Lara was found safely around 9 p.m. last night at a Kennewick house after a young boy that who lives down the street from him, saw the report on the news. He led Jesus' parents to the area he last saw Jesus. His mother says he is okay and they are happy to have him back.  She said Jesus said he stayed at two different locations in Kennewick while he was missing. 


KENNEWICK, WA- The Lara Family in Kennewick is concerned after their 13-year-old son Jesus Lara went missing last Tuesday.

It is not uncommon that a teenage child might go missing.  Most of them tend to come back and may be repeat runaways, but sometimes that may not be the case.  The Lara family is looking for their 13-year-old son, Jesus Lara.  The family said this is not the first time they have been in this situation because it has happened before, but never anything quite like this. 

"I thought it was a runaway or something like that because he has a history of doing that, but he never came home at all," said Christy Lara, Jesus' mother.

13-year-old Jesus goes to Park Middle School in Kennewick.  It was a typical Tuesday.  The family said their good byes, but Jesus never made it home.  The last time he ran away was about a year ago.  He has done it about four or five times.  The longest he has been missing is six hours and he is usually going to a relatives house.  They even found him at Red Apple one time. 

Right now, Jesus has been missing for six days, since Tuesday. 

"I'm just afraid that he's hurt," said Lara

Just a year ago, Jesus was diagnosed with depression, being suicidal, and having ADD and was taking medicine for it, but the doctor took him off.

"I just think it's something like his other times that he's done this.  It's different," said Lara.

Many people wonder what police do in these situations. 

"We have a sheet, or running log of current runaways in this city.  An officer each day will take the opportunity to follow up with the family to see if there's any new tips coming in," said Sgt. Ken Lattin, Kennewick Police Department. 

After 30 days, the case goes to the detectives and the runaway then becomes a missing person.  Until then, this family will keep their hopes up. 

"You try as a mother to do anything to try to get your kid back, and that's what I'm trying to do," said Lara.

Jesus' family believes he is still has some issues.  If you know any information about where he may be, contact the Kennewick Police Department at (509) 585-4208, or call 9-1-1.