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. KM

    Maybe he's an alien...literally... :-/

    June 22, 2012 at 1:43 pm | Report abuse |
    • wondering...

      You are a waste of skin.

      June 22, 2012 at 10:32 pm | Report abuse |
    • dm

      Look at his eyes.

      June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. suzy

    I hope they are using local media to help this young boy. I pray he is safe.

    June 22, 2012 at 2:32 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LolTor

    they're looking for this 'endangered teen' because he's the perpetrator of the 'crime', if the public knew the gov was trying to track this kid down to ruin the rest of his life they'd offer no help. this is the TRUTH.

    June 22, 2012 at 3:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • Kevo

      Damn the govmint! Always trying to find the perpetrators of crimes, ughhhh so angry right now. How dare they ask for my help in identifying a suspect. The nerve of these people to actually consider prosecuting someone for a crime. Don't they realize they are ruining these peoples lives?

      June 22, 2012 at 3:22 pm | Report abuse |
    • juanmom

      LOL Kevo:-)

      June 22, 2012 at 4:40 pm | Report abuse |
    • sam

      this guy knows the deal

      June 22, 2012 at 4:47 pm | Report abuse |
    • Berkleywoman

      How the heck do you know that?

      June 22, 2012 at 10:00 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Dawn

    To Kevo...if you were truly informed you would see that this child is in danger as well as possibly another child. Agencies are searching for this child because he in in the custody of a predator.....HE is in danger.

    June 22, 2012 at 4:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • JohnT

      To Dawn...if you were truly informed, you would see Kevo is being facetious. Take ten seconds to read all the comments, and you'll see he is making fun of LolTor's ridiculous statement.

      June 22, 2012 at 8:58 pm | Report abuse |
  5. heather

    i have followed this case since it posted on the 20th... he hasnt stolen anything... he is a missing child... who was taken in 2010 he is believed to be with many other children who went missing around the same time... he needs to be found... they believe his first name is TYLER... They have gone as far as trying to figure out the image in the photo of him with his hands behind his back... he also is in a basement of a home... not a pop-up camper... not a bunker... and not a 5th wheel... why look at this case with a small mind... he is a missing child and there is someone out there praying for answers... grow up people... and if you care then you will post non negative comments

    June 22, 2012 at 4:55 pm | Report abuse |
    • doodlemama

      Heather – what case was posted on the 20th?

      June 22, 2012 at 7:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Watch In

      There's something they don't want you to know. This guy is not an innocent child, and is not missing or in danger. The only danger is the government doing this crazy manhunts in front of your eyes. That's why the Waco massacre happened. You believed the feds. First of all, how would they even know that he is missing, if they don;t even know who he is, that's why they want the public to identify him. If he was endangered how did they know? If he had let anyone know he was in trouble, he didn't say who he was or anything to help himself? This is just plain scary.

      June 23, 2012 at 7:58 am | Report abuse |
    • Tequila Sunrise

      How is finding out his name going to be able to help find him – that is – if he really is a missing child. Makes no sense to me. With technology the way it is – this kid should be trackable through the website. Something doesn't make sense with this request. I'm not believing the reason they are looking for this information. Maybe the child was snuffed in the video, maybe the child committed a crime, but missing? Maybe the article should be more specific. I pray for the boy and his parents that he is safe and not in trouble.

      June 23, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
  6. bumph

    why isn't this on the front page?

    June 22, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  7. misha1111

    I agree with bumph. Why isn't this on the front page??

    June 22, 2012 at 9:40 pm | Report abuse |
  8. marcos

    if he's guilty, what is he guilty of?
    if he's "endangered", what it he endangered of?

    June 23, 2012 at 12:42 am | Report abuse |
  9. ImpishLisa

    I hate predators of children and teens. Literally hate them. Nothing, no crime, no torment is the same as what they do to innocents.

    June 23, 2012 at 7:12 am | Report abuse |
  10. SoccerMom

    What story was posted on the 20th? This is the first I've heard of it. Human trafficking, perhaps?

    June 23, 2012 at 7:33 am | Report abuse |
  11. flick222

    I'm glad the majority of people don't listen to the silly conspiracy theories posted by "watch In". Enjoy your tin foil hat and leave the locating of this endangered child to the adults.

    June 23, 2012 at 9:56 am | Report abuse |
  12. anonymous17

    I know who this child is and have identified him... He has a Facebook picture of himself wearing the EXACT same shirt. He is also under 18 so everyone needs to stop speculating that he is the suspect when he is clearly the victim in a dangerous situation. The Feds are only asking for identification to likely confirm his whereabouts and safety. I'm guessing that they found this picture in a pedophile's stash and just want to know if he is okay.

    June 23, 2012 at 1:02 pm | Report abuse |
  13. woodie

    A bit strange looking for a kid from a video unless he's wanted for something.

    June 23, 2012 at 2:16 pm | Report abuse |
  14. bigass

    FBI lies! They want to send him to prison! Don't tell them who he is!!

    June 23, 2012 at 2:21 pm | Report abuse |
  15. sm

    The feds are looking for an extraterrestrial

    June 23, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
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