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Detroit police search for missing 10-year-old who did not come home from school

Posted at 10:46 PM, Oct 20, 2016

Detroit police are asking for the public's help to find a missing 10-year-old boy who did not return home from school on Thursday.

Malek Nelthrop was last seen at around 3:45 p.m. in the area of Cherrylawn and Chippewa. That's in northwest Detroit, near 8 Mile and Wyoming.

Malek is 4'3" tall and weighs about 70 pounds. He has a dark complexion, short black hair and brown eyes. Hew as last seen wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, a light blue shirt, navy blue pants and black Nike gym shoes with a lime green swoosh. 

He may be carrying a black backpack with lime green stripes.

Police say he is in good mental and physical condition. He has also gone missing on one previous occasion.

Anyone with information about his current location is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-1240.