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Chapel Hill police search for missing 12-year-old

Posted February 19, 2013

— Police on Tuesday asked for the public's help in finding a 12-year-old boy who has been missing for a day.

Simon Bruckert was last seen at about 3 p.m. Monday in the area of Whole Foods on South Elliot Road in Chapel Hill, police said.

Simon is described as white, 4 feet 7 inches tall and approximately 95 pounds. He has dark brown eyes and dark hair and was last seen wearing a brown jacket with cream and orange stripes, brown cargo pants and brown shoes.

Anyone who has seen the boy or has information about his whereabouts is asked to call Chapel Hill police at 919-968-2760.


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  • JDAmbrosio Feb 20, 2013

    Any update on this missing boy????? I hope to god he's home safe now!

  • buford Feb 19, 2013

    Has an Amber alert been issued? Have not heard anything....

    I thought the same thing but an Amber Alert is only issued when they fear the child has been abducted. Not sure why it makes a difference because if he's missing how would you know he was "not" abducted?

  • buford Feb 19, 2013

    I can't imagine my 12 year old being gone overnight and not knowing where he is. Hope is is found soon and safe.

  • pulstar40 Feb 19, 2013

    Has an Amber alert been issued? Have not heard anything....

  • turkeydance Feb 19, 2013

    thank you WRAL for your complete description with picture.
    race/height/weight/eye color/clothes...gender given in pic.
    this is the Gold Standard for alerts.

  • momeeee Feb 19, 2013

    Hoping they find him safe!

  • jenjrwil Feb 19, 2013

    Thanks WRAL for picking this up. Now let find him please.

  • ncguy Feb 19, 2013

    safe return little guy