Detroit police search for missing 9-year-old Detroit boy

Published On: Nov 01 2012 07:42:08 AM EDT   Updated On: Nov 01 2012 09:23:38 AM EDT

Tywon Young


Detroit police are looking for a 9-year-old boy who never returned home after trick-or-treating Wednesday night.

Police said Tywon Young was last seen leaving his home around 4:30 p.m. in the 2500 block of Calvert. He told his mother he was going to meet up with friends.

Young's mother, Termina Washington, said her son's friends told her they never saw him.

She’s frantically searching for her only child up and down their west side neighborhood and working with police.

“They want to know all streets in this area where he has friends. Calvert, Glynn, Linwood. We’re looking everywhere," she said

Washington said she also just discovered that her son was suspended from Dufree Elementary last Friday.

“He didn’t want to tell me. It’s okay. I’m not mad at you. I can’t live without you, please come home,” Washington pleaded. 

Washington says neighbors told her that they saw Young last night at a church Halloween party on Burlingame. Still, she can’t find him and doesn’t know if he went home with a friend from there. “He’s an intelligent, mature and responsible boy,” she said. 

There are other issues in the boy’s life that his mother also believes may be coming into play now.

He’s been asking about his estranged father. He does not have a relationship with him, Tywon Young, Sr., but recently came home with a photo of him.

Washington believes Young, Sr. is living on the city’s east side in a half-way house after being released from prison.

He’s also dealing with some injuries after getting his by a car trying to catch an ice-cream truck last summer.

“He has headaches at times," his mother said.

 Washington says her neighbors know Young and that they have had no recent incidents of strangers around trying to make contact with children.

He is described as 4 feet 6 inches tall, 79 pounds, had medium brown skin and a short afro. Police said he has never gone missing before and is in good physical and mental conditions.

He was last seen a wearing a blue Polo vest, dark-and-light blue striped sweater, blue jeans and Timberland Boots. 

Anyone with information on Young's whereabouts is asked to call Detroit police at 313-596-5240.


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