A High Alert has been activated for 11-year-old Demetrius Elvin, a ward of the state at the Walkers Place of Safety in St Andrew, who has been missing since Thursday, January 24.
He is of dark complexion, slim build and about 130 centimetres (4 feet 3 inches) tall.
Reports from the Half Way Tree Police are that Demetrius left the institution for school, but has not been seen since classes were dismissed about 2:30 pm that day. At the time, he was dressed in a khaki uniform and a pair of black shoes.
Anyone with information as to the whereabouts of Demetrius Elvin is being asked to contact the Half Way Tree Police at 926-8184, police 119 emergency number or the nearest police station.