FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Update: Sims was safely located at 1:36 p.m. He was playing at a friend's house near Drury/Webster and was not harmed.
Original release: The Springfield Police Department is investigating a report of a missing and endangered child and is asking for the public’s assistance. Dakotah Sims, 11, was last seen at approximately 10:30 a.m. today in the area of the 1200 block of N. Hillcrest. He had been playing at Bissett Elementary at the time and has not returned home.
Sims has autism and has no history of running away. He is 4 feet 8 inches tall, weighs 80 pounds and has short brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a bright green t-shirt and white athletic shorts. He was riding a green and silver BMX style bicycle.
Anyone with information regarding Sims’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.
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Case number: 17-
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Robert Byrne