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12-year-old boy missing from Lafayette found safe

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Posted at 11:46 PM, Jan 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-24 13:22:18-05

UPDATE | Lafayette Police say the boy has been located and is safe.

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Correction: Due to a reporting error, a previous version of this story incorrectly listed the missing boy's last name. RTV6 regrets the error.

LAFAYETTE — Lafayette police are looking for a missing 12-year-old who was last seen Wednesday.

According to information from the Lafayette Police Department, Dantrell Malone is 5-feet-5-inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has short curly black hair and brown eyes. Malone was last seen carrying a pink and silver purse.

Malone was last seen at noon Wednesday and is believed to be a runaway, Lafayette police said.

Anyone with information should contact the Lafayette Police Department at 765-807-1200 or the anonymous WeTIP hotline at 800-78-CRIME.