UPDATED 5:57pm: The child was found safe. He had gone to a friend’s house instead of returning home.
The City of DeKalb Police Department is asking for the public’s help to locate a missing child.
The 9-year-old boy, named Gia, is described as being 4′, 80 lbs, last seen leaving Founder’s Elementary School wearing a gray and orange jacket with a white shirt underneath, and black dress pants.
Anyone with information is asked to contact the DeKalb Police Department at 815-748-8400.