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Ottumwa Police Ask For Help In Locating Missing Boy

Ottumwa police are searching for a 10-year-old boy after they were alerted Wednesday around 4:30 p.m. that he left his home and did not return.

According to a news release, Deontae John Michael Renken stands 4-foot-7 and 120 pounds with blue eyes and brown hair. The boy was last seen wearing a red and blue shirt, a blue denim jacket, brown boots, and carrying a green and gray backpack.

Police said Renken has been reported missing in the past. Officers reportedly searched the creek area at Wildwood Park in Ottumwa along with other places Renken was known to frequent.

Anyone with information is asked to call Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661.

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