Federal agents seek help in identifying endangered teen
ICE officials are hoping to identify this child who is believed to be between 13 and 19 years old.
June 21st, 2012
01:18 PM ET

Federal agents seek help in identifying endangered teen

Federal agents in Minnesota are trying to solve a mystery in hopes of helping some children in a dangerous situation. Agents with Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations are asking for the public's help in identifying a boy they believe to be in his teens seen in a Web-based video.

Asking for help in this way is unusual according to ICE spokesperson Shawn Neudauer.

“Issuing a public plea is an extraordinary step by ICE’s Homeland Security Investigations warranted by our belief that there may be young people at risk, without the ability to ask for law enforcement’s help," he said.

The child is thought to be between 13 and 19 and possibly has been in either Minnesota or western Wisconsin in the past 18 to 24 months. Agents think that by identifying the teen they will be able to help at least one other child out of a dangerous situation and possibly more.

People with information can contact ICE/HSI on their tip line at 866-347-2423 or on-line at http://www.ice.gov/tips/

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  1. freshnewblog

    I think that they should say what the dangerous situation is.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:21 pm | Report abuse |
    • nepawoods

      To satisfy your curiosity? If you don't know who the kid is, how will it help to know that?

      June 21, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • Lynsey Pug

      He was seen with Sandusky.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:35 pm | Report abuse |
  2. ericraines

    Children of the Corn...

    June 21, 2012 at 9:26 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Just Me

    "The child is thought to be between 13 and 19 and possibly has been in either Minnesota or western Wisconsin in the past 18 to 24 months."
    That is a year and a half to 2 years...why are they just now posting this? And if they were in those states, what are the chances they still are after this much time?

    June 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Jesus

    When you drink during pregnancy you have a sharkchild.

    June 21, 2012 at 9:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • LOL

      I think I just peed my pants. You are hilarious.

      June 21, 2012 at 10:25 pm | Report abuse |
  5. cynthia

    Wow, Homeland Security and ICE are notoriously paranoid and secretive but this is ridiculous. They didn't give any kind of information helpful to the public in identifying this young man. What is his nationality? Is their inability to get information from him due to his refusal or is he impaired in some way? The picture is fuzzy, but if some real information were provided it might help people put 'two and two together'....someone who remembers a kid with a disability or language problem...etc. Hey, Feds, the 'need to know' information needs to be upgraded. Sheesh

    June 21, 2012 at 9:49 pm | Report abuse |
    • Guest

      cynthia, their inability to get information from him is because HE IS IN A WEB VIDEO. It's really, really hard to get a straight answer from a picture.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Just Me

      You don't need to know all those details to tell the Feds "Hey, I think I've seen this kid". Jesus! Obviously there are things better left unsaid to avoid compromising a criminal investigation, or even save the kid's life.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:09 pm | Report abuse |
    • Noah

      They probably have none of that info. They have this image, and whatever this kid said in the video.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:45 pm | Report abuse |
    • kevinoak93

      Has it occurred to you that maybe that information is not available this is why they are posting such a bad picture that looks like it was taken from a video off a crappy youtube video?

      I think it's so brief for a reason..

      June 22, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
  6. Jake greunke

    he looks familler i think he gos to my school or at least some one who looks like him

    June 21, 2012 at 10:29 pm | Report abuse |
    • eldorado59

      Why don't you go back to school and finish this time.

      June 21, 2012 at 11:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • Wyoming

      If he does – please please say something ok...

      June 22, 2012 at 1:00 am | Report abuse |
  7. HIDE BEHIND

    In a secret land secrecy is on a need to know basis and they showed and told you all you need to know, Now be quiet and on the lookout for a dangerous individual oright be dangeros or somenody he knows is dangerous.
    Never question!
    Come to think of it, wasn't that what journalist were once supposrd to doHell my neigjbor has a parrot that repeats what it is trained to say.
    Maybe CNN had ought to change its logo; A NICE COLORFULL PARROT.

    June 21, 2012 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Lefty Cappichino

    They are obviously taking quite a risk doing this. It must be a very serious situation. I hope someone comes forward to help.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:00 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Lou Cypher

    Old LEO trick. It's called 'bait'. Whatever that kid is connected with, it is *bad*, radioactive bad, and *anyone* that comes forward saying *anything* about that kid is going to get the full-body rubber-hose massage before signing their confession.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:02 pm | Report abuse |
  10. George

    Was Jerry Sandusky in Minnesota 24 months ago?

    June 21, 2012 at 11:11 pm | Report abuse |
  11. trs

    "The child is thought to be between 13 and 19 and possibly has been in either Minnesota or western Wisconsin in the past 18 to 24 months."

    A dangerous situation, indeed...

    June 21, 2012 at 11:12 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Olderbutwiser

    If he is 13 he is a victim, if he is 19 he is a suspect/criminal...

    June 21, 2012 at 11:15 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mindy

      Don't overlook the possibility that he could be both.

      June 22, 2012 at 12:27 am | Report abuse |
  13. Zippy Pinhead

    Big Brother wants to know...

    June 21, 2012 at 11:22 pm | Report abuse |
  14. Curt Shilling

    thats my boy. hold him until I get there. No peanutbutter or vodka.

    June 21, 2012 at 11:24 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mike

    Request to help pigs is here by denied.

    June 22, 2012 at 12:26 am | Report abuse |
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