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. sm

    MSNBC has removed the story. CNN will probably follow. The Feds don't like that too many people are noticing the boy does not look like an Earth-Human.

    June 23, 2012 at 4:01 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mongorian

      He looks like an alien hybrid. Look at the distance between the eyes.

      June 23, 2012 at 8:09 pm | Report abuse |
  2. GV

    Play whole movie, we wiil see why he is wanted like a criminal

    June 23, 2012 at 4:09 pm | Report abuse |
  3. LA

    If they are so concerned, why aren't they showing the whole video that they supposedly have instead of just still pics. Maybe in the video someone will recognize something in the back round. This seems weird to me. If my child was missing and the FBI had a video, I would want the video released to see if anyone recognized something in it.

    June 23, 2012 at 5:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • Y

      Are you kidding me? You think exposing the whole video and victims to criminals who are more educated than you is that great idea? Afterall, many people just watch video and leave weird comments without ever wanting to help, I think there are things better not to be displayed to protect the children.

      June 24, 2012 at 2:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Watch In

    this is were ignorants hang out and get their news, I stumbled on this thanks to my gf. thats why the feds use you morons to track people down. This kid is probably that famous anonymous hacker everyone is looking for. It wouldnt surprise me being a teen, since he hacked into all the credit and financial information of everyone in the playstation network. We're talking about SONY computer entertainment, its like hacking microsoft, and also pentagon infiltrations are on the list. Theres no way this kid is missing, because the only way they can know if someone is missing, if by identifying them and asking the family etc. If he really did send out a "video for help" then he would say who he was , to prove he wasnt just a prankster. Think about it.

    June 23, 2012 at 6:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • Jake

      No where in the article does it say the boy was asking for help. It says that it is unusual for Homeland Security to be asking for help in this manner. They believe he is in danger based on the video, which we are not privy to.

      June 24, 2012 at 7:56 pm | Report abuse |
  5. kiley cooper

    an alien.. are ya'll serious?? this poor child is a textbook case of fetal alcohol syndrome, the wide distance betwwen his eyes and the wide nose are obvios signs... poor kid, god bless him and keep him safe

    June 23, 2012 at 9:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • Elwood

      Seems well worded to make people think they are only trying to help an individual or two. (one I assumed was the kid) But I had a gut feeling this kids main trouble is the people behind the search.

      June 24, 2012 at 2:21 am | Report abuse |
    • Rockett51

      He does look FAS . I too, hope they do find this poor child. He looks to be 14 maybe 15 yrs old to me. It's a shame what people will post about children. Children are no longer thought of as prescious and innocent in the human world. It's sad times, no doubt.

      June 24, 2012 at 6:26 pm | Report abuse |
  6. NyteShayde

    It's interesting that you all think they're looking for him for criminal activity. They think he's in some sort of danger. Read the article, people, and engage some cognitive thought.

    June 23, 2012 at 10:19 pm | Report abuse |
    • johnny

      They are looking for him for criminal activity...I assure you.

      June 23, 2012 at 11:31 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Anonx

    The photos seem to be coming from a web cam.
    If this came from a stolen computer the Feds would not need to request public assistance. All DOJ/DHS/ICE computers are chipped and transmit their location when requested.

    I believe this request is on behalf of Operation Predator and the lack of information is following with the protocol that they do not know much more of releasable information. The boy may have issue a distress call and is in serious danger. If he was wanted for a crime this would not be posted on CNN under this cover. ICE is not stupid, this is not a member of Anon. If he was, the Feds would be publicly outing him.

    June 23, 2012 at 11:30 pm | Report abuse |
  8. johnny

    This kid is in deep. Oh well sucks to be him...feds will be knockin at the door soon.

    June 24, 2012 at 12:06 am | Report abuse |
  9. MrBigMac

    This is an international hacker who fights with US war policy. Don't let them knew who he is! He will be send to prison for many years for his activity!

    June 24, 2012 at 4:07 am | Report abuse |
  10. PopTartMama

    This poor child is probably in serious trouble and a lot of people on here are posting disgusting things. Shame on all of you! If you all do a research on the missing and exploited kids website, you will find 2 boys, in his age range, that look very similar to him. This child clearly has fetal alcohol syndrome, and more than likely is in the hands of a predator which sadly is probably the reason they can't show the video this still was taken from. C'mon people, think! I pray this child and any others with him are found safe. My faith in humanity dwindles by the day though.
    Missing Children: Taylor Lee Druyer, Tristen Alan Myers

    June 24, 2012 at 10:15 am | Report abuse |
  11. greenlily

    I can't believe the idiotic comments in some of these posts. The feds would not post this unless they were desperate to find this kid and maybe others in the same hands. Evil exists in America but sometimes I think the stupidity demonstrated here is worse! At least evil can change its ways -stupid not so much.

    June 24, 2012 at 12:36 pm | Report abuse |
    • thisgirl

      while this child may in fact be in danger, you have to acknowledge that the us government and their supporters has done many underhanded and downright dirty things to get someone who was going against their wishes (occupy supporters being pepper sprayed in the face during a peaceful protest anyone? or are we so quick to forget nowadays?)
      now while i can neither say this child pictured is in danger nor some superhacker who hacked into the playstation network i do believe that the public should be privy to the video and it's contents (no genitalia though if part of the transmission was of said child being abused)

      June 26, 2012 at 5:22 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sunday

    I see where others have called in info. I hope we get an update on this case.

    June 24, 2012 at 1:51 pm | Report abuse |
  13. disgusted

    He is obviously being abused on the video that's why they can't show idiots

    June 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm | Report abuse |
  14. romeo

    Happy birthday my brother william, I pray that God will be kind to you and bless you with peace.

    June 24, 2012 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  15. luciferjr

    Someone has to know this kid. With a freaky look like that he can't just blend in.

    June 24, 2012 at 6:15 pm | Report abuse |
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