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Report: Missing New Orleans juvenile found

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Posted at 1:01 PM, May 22, 2021
and last updated 2021-05-22 21:05:04-04

UPDATE: WGNO in New Orleans is reporting that the NOPD released a statement late Saturday regarding the safe return of 12-year-old Dereon Knotts.

Police say Knotts returned home and appears to be in good health.


New Orleans Police is requesting assistance in locating a missing juvenile last seen Thursday morning.

According to police, 12-year-old Dereon Knotts was last seen around 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, when he left his house to go to school. The juvenile hasn't been seen or heard from since.

Knotts is described as 4'11" tall, around 90 pounds, and was last seen wearing a navy blue jacket and pants (school uniform).

Anyone with information regarding Knotts' whereabouts is asked to contact NOPD Second District detectives at 504-658-6020.

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