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November 04, 2015

Police: Teen boy missing from South Philly has been located

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Jacob Watson Philadelphia Police /for PhillyVoice

Police have located 15-year-old Jacob Watson, of South Philadelphia.

Philadelphia police have announced that a 15-year-old boy from South Philly who has been missing since Oct. 22, has returned home. 

While the police offered few details Wednesday, law enforcement officials said that Jacob Watson has been found.

In the announcement, dated Oct. 31, police said the teen who was last seen by a family member at about 9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 22, in the schoolyard of the Sharswood Elementary School at 2nd and Wolf streets in South Philadelphia, has been located. 

When he was reported missing, the boy was with a group of his friends and told the family member that he was going to come home, however, he turned around and ran out of the schoolyard in the opposite direction, police said.

Jacob was reported missing at approximately 11:30 that night.