Missing 12-year-old boy last seen Oct. 5 likely ran away, DPD says

He was last seen in Denver.

DENVER - The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is asking for help in the case of a boy, just 12 years old, who has been missing for nearly a month. 

A release from NCMEC on Nov. 2 says Alejandro Acosta was last seen in Denver on Oct. 5, 2017. 

Denver Police said Friday that Acosta has a history of running away from home, and they don't believe the boy is in immediate danger.

He is described as 4 feet 11 inches tall, with brown eyes and black hair. He weighs 85 pounds. 

The news release says the center is searching for Acosta alongside Denver Police.

No further details on specifically where the boy was last seen, or what may have led to his disappearance, were released.

Denver Police said they typically don't release information on runaway kids to the media unless they believe that child is in danger or if the child is younger than 11 years old.

Anyone who has seen or has information regarding Alejandro is asked to call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Denver Police Department at 720-913-2000.

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