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Detroit police are searching for a missing 9-year-old boy who was taking the trash out at home on Friday morning and never came back inside the house.

Robert Wood is 4-foot-5-inches tall and 70 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen at 8:45 a.m. on Friday at his home in the 20500 block of Heyden by his mother, police said.

He was wearing a checkered blue shirt, blue jeans and dark shoes.

Police said Robert was taking out the garbage and never came back inside the house.

Robert has medical conditions and requires medication, police said.

If anyone sees Robert or knows of his whereabouts, please call Detroit Police at (313) 596-1638 or (313) 596-5800.

jchambers@detroitnews.com

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