Missing 11-year-old Florida boy found safe

Investigation into Keavon Washington’s disappearance ongoing

Keavon Washington
Keavon Washington

A missing 11-year-old boy has been found safe.

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office tweeted early Tuesday that Keavon Washington was located late Monday night in Jacksonville.

“We continue to investigate the circumstances of this incident,” the tweet said.

No other details about the boy’s recovery have been released.


An 11-year-old Florida boy is still missing, a day after the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued an alert for him.

According to officials, Keavon Washington was last seen late Saturday in the 1600 block of West 45th Street in Jacksonville.

“He may be in the Jacksonville or Gainesville areas,” the FDLE said.

Police said Keavon’s foster parents live Jacksonville, and his biological parents live in Gainesville. Police said they’re trying to “coordinate” with the biological parents to see if they know where he is.

Keavon was described by authorities as 4 feet, 10 inches tall, 135 pounds, with brown eyes, black hair and a cropped haircut. He was reportedly wearing a yellow T-shirt, multi-colored shorts and all-white tennis shoes.

“Due to his age and the unknown circumstances, we are concerned and are hoping he is located soon,” JSO Officer C. Meyer said in a statement. “We ask everyone to continue to remain vigilant.”

Anyone who has seen Keavon or who has any information regarding his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office at 904-630-0500.