Jeremiah Copeland

Jeremiah Copeland

UPDATE: Bakersfield police said 12-year-old Jeremiah Copeland has been found unharmed. 


The Bakersfield Police Department is looking for a 12-year-old boy.

Jeremiah Copeland was last seen leaving Thompson Junior High at around 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, BPD said. He is considered an at-risk runaway because of his age.

Copeland is exactly 5 feet tall and weighs 80 pounds. He has short blonde hair and blue eyes and was last seen wearing a blue long sleeve shirt, blue jeans, and Converse shoes.

Anyone with information about the boy is encouraged to call the Bakersfield Police Department at (661) 327-7111.

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I hope they find this young boy. Nothing like being a parent and not knowing if he is cold, eating or where he is sleeping. It is a nightmare. Loss of sleep and jumping when the phone rings. Is a dangerous world right now. I pray he is found and his family and loved ones. Is nothing but heartache and questions that cannot be answered.. I pray he is safe.

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