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. Chris

    Ummm. You guys saw the imageshack photos posted on the msnbc thread right?

    June 24, 2012 at 11:38 pm | Report abuse |
    • nisroc00

      I'm betting this photo was edited in some way or photo effect was applied to the photo when taken. Reason why i say this is i have never in my life seen any ones eyes that far apart before.

      June 25, 2012 at 2:19 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Chris

    He may have been forced into the act, if not, shame on him.

    June 24, 2012 at 11:46 pm | Report abuse |
    • evonnejansen

      Well, DO NOT LOOK at the photos that were on 4chan, but he looked to be tied to the chair.

      June 25, 2012 at 3:47 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tamara

    Eyes wide apart is a symptom of fetal alcohol syndrome.

    June 25, 2012 at 10:37 am | Report abuse |
    • Moe

      first thing that came to mind when I saw this photo

      June 25, 2012 at 12:34 pm | Report abuse |
    • Karen in Alaska

      That was the first thing I thought of too. I wish they would say why they think he is in danger.

      June 26, 2012 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  4. Angela

    I hope they find him soon and that he's ok.

    June 25, 2012 at 2:34 pm | Report abuse |
  5. carol

    It's called hypertelorism and yes it is sometimes seen in FAS

    June 25, 2012 at 3:27 pm | Report abuse |
  6. DLM

    A product ot an Alien abduction.

    June 25, 2012 at 6:36 pm | Report abuse |
  7. jj

    Ok, so when you look up the signs of FAS, it says the eyes are CLOSER together than normal. This kid's eyes are FARTHER apart than normal.

    The FAS explanation doesn't hold water.

    June 25, 2012 at 6:47 pm | Report abuse |
  8. jj

    Another sign of FAS is smaller than normal eyes. This kid has LARGE eyes.

    Also, why is Homeland Security involved?

    The kid is an alien... or hybrid thereof.

    June 25, 2012 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. cck99352

    If I'd seen that kid, no way would I forget him – never seen eyes that far apart?

    June 25, 2012 at 9:08 pm | Report abuse |
    • cck99352

      LOL... alien hybrid? Well, based on the shape, size and location of his eyes – I'd believe it.

      June 25, 2012 at 9:09 pm | Report abuse |
  10. terri

    eyes are due to fetal alcohol syndrome... hope someone identifies him...

    June 26, 2012 at 4:59 am | Report abuse |
  11. Thhhhhpppppp!

    kidnapped, slave, and a pycho at the wheel maybe? Sounds like there is more to this story that we are not being told. Immigration and Customs?

    June 26, 2012 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
  12. Katrina

    Can we all get over his eyes? Who cares what his eyes look like. The fact of the matter here is that they need help looking for this kid, not to identify his birth defects.. If he is tied to a chair or is being held hostage of some sort how would the public see him? Being a mother myself, I pray that they find whatever it is that they are looking for.

    June 26, 2012 at 9:47 am | Report abuse |
  13. truth

    Pretty hilarious all the people who are worried about him. You wouldn't be saying poor child if you knew why he is being sought.

    June 26, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
  14. PopTartMama

    We all know why he is being sought. The fact still remains this child IS still a VICTIM. I fear that if they have not found him yet, with all the coverage he may never be found.

    I am pleading, please, this is someone's child!

    Do not let whoever is doing this to him turn him into the bad guy. He is a victim, and so is the other party involved. That is what predators want, they want to make this child feel like he is in the wrong so he will never come forward. Please don't do that to him! He needs help, and at this point it may only come from him actually coming forward.

    I still pray that he is found safe!!

    June 27, 2012 at 10:09 am | Report abuse |
  15. PopTartMama

    He has been identified & found.

    http://www.wqow.com/story/18830180/f...d-be-in-danger

    June 28, 2012 at 2:42 pm | Report abuse |
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