Clermont police locate missing 15-year-old boy

Phoenix Maximus Benton last seen Tuesday

Phoenix Maximus Benton, 15, who was last seen Tuesday in Clermont, police say. (Clermont Police Department)

LAKE COUNTY, Fla.UPDATE: The Clermont Police Department Thursday evening said it had recovered 15-year-old Phoenix Maximus Benton.

ORIGINAL: The Clermont Police Department said Wednesday its officers are searching for a missing 15-year-old boy.

According to a Facebook post, police are searching for Phoenix Maximus Benton, who was last seen Tuesday on Osceola Street in Clermont.

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Benton is 5 feet, 3 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and has no history of health issues or disabilities, police said. He has dirty blonde hair and brown eyes, and he was last seen wearing royal blue shorts, yellow socks and no shirt, police said.

Those with knowledge of Benton’s whereabouts were urged to contact the department’s detectives at (352) 394-5588, or 911 in case of an emergency.

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