UPDATE 5:30 p.m.: Humboldt County Sheriff’s press release:

On 08-12-2014, at approximately 4:30 p.m. John Brower returned home on his own to Blue Bird Lane, McKinleyville. He was in good health.


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Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office press release: 

On 08-12-2014, at approximately 1:30 p.m., the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office received a report of a runaway, mentally disabled, 13 year old juvenile male with medical issues. The juvenile male, identified by his guardian as John Frederick Brower, was last seen running into the woods behind Les Schwab Tires, Central Avenue, McKinleyville. The Sheriff’s Office is initiating a search of the area for Brower and requests the public’s assistance in locating him.

John Frederick Brower is described as  13 years old, white male , 5’5” tall approximately 120 lbs, blond hair, blue eyes, wearing a black beanie, red and grey tennis shoes. He resides on Blue Bird Lane, McKinleyville.

Anyone who sees Brower is requested to call 911 or has information on his whereabouts is requested to call the Humboldt County Sheriff’s Office at 445-7251.