UPDATE: The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office has found the missing teen.

The office said the teen was found unharmed. They thanked the community for their help in the case.

“We would like to thank all the members of the community who called in with tips and information to assist us in finding him.  We would also like to thank the Plainfield Police Department and the Avon Police Department for their assistance.”

Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office

EDITOR’S NOTE: As a matter of policy, we have edited the original story to remove mentions of the teen’s name and photos of the teen.


HENDRICKS COUNTY, Ind. — Police in Hendricks County are looking for help finding a teenager missing since Tuesday afternoon.

The Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office said the 16-year-old reportedly left his home in the 5000 block of County Road 600 South around 2:40 p.m. Tuesday. This is just west of Plainfield.

The teen is a 16-year-old boy who is 5’5″ tall and weighs approximately 100 pounds. He has black hair with brown eyes and wears glasses. Police were not able to provide a description of the clothing he was last seen in.

The teen reportedly rode his black mountain-style bicycle to the Danville and Pittsboro areas in the past when he left home. He may be carrying a tent with him.

Type of mountain bike the teen was last known to be riding. (Photo// Hendricks County Sheriff’s Office)

Anyone with information about The teen’s whereabouts is asked to call the Hendricks County Dispatch Center at 317.839.8700 regarding Hendricks County Sheriff’s Case Number HP22-5315.