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UPDATE: MANCHA HAS BEEN LOCATED AND RETURNED TO HIS FAMILY

The Artesia Police Department (APD) is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a runaway teen.

Kyrie Mancha, 16, was last seen Thursday at his home in Artesia. He was wearing a red sweater, black pants with red-and-white stripes down the sides, and black sandals.

Mancha is described as 5’9″, 170 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair.

Anyone with potential information regarding his whereabouts is urged to call the APD at 575-746-5000.