Detroit mom reaches out on social media for help finding son, 16

The Detroit News

A mother is putting out a plea on Twitter, asking for help in locating her 16-year-old son, who has been missing since Saturday, she said.

"Urgent ask...Never thought I'd need to do this but my son is missing in #Detroit and I need help locating,"  Angela Davis tweeted Monday.

Jaden K. Davis was last seen by his mother at about 10 a.m. Saturday in the 20200 block of Stratford in the Greenacres neighborhood and left after an argument, police said in a statement.

The teen, an 11th grader at Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, was without a coat or phone, his mother said.

Davis said she is worried he may harm himself and believes he may have tried to return to Virginia, where their family had moved from in July.

She hopes anyone who spots him immediately calls authorities.

"He has a little sister that misses him and a family that loves him and wants him to return," she said. "He's a good kid. He’s very quiet. He doesn’t know many people here. I'm scared for his safety."

Jaden was last seen walking southbound on Stratford wearing a bright-blue hooded sweatshirt and a black backpack, according to police.

He is described as 5 feet 9 inches tall and 175 pounds. 

The mother asked anyone who has seen her son to call the Detroit Police Department's 12th Precinct at (313) 596-1240 or direct message her with information.

"Thank you for your help and understanding that I'm not in the space to respond to other messages but I appreciate those who reached out in support," Angela wrote in another tweet. "This has broken me...Idk what to do right now."

Anonymous tips also can be submitted to Crime Stoppers of Michigan at 1-800-SPEAK-UP.