Update: Ellisville teen found safe

ELLISVILLE, MO. - UPDATE: Ellisville police say 15-year-old Joe Canary has been found safe.

PREVIOUS STORY: The Ellisville, Missouri, Police Department is looking for a 15-year-old boy they said went missing Tuesday afternoon. 

Police said Joe Canary, 15, was last seen at around 4 p.m. in Carmel Woods — a neighborhood in Ellisville near Manchester Road.

He was last seen wearing a black, hooded jacket over a blue plaid shirt, tan jogger style pants, black and white shoes and a black backpack. Police said he is about 6-foot, 165 pounds with short black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Ellisville station at (636) 227-7777.


If you think you have seen a missing child or need to report a missing child call:

Your local police department.
Missouri State Highway Patrol: 800-877-3452
Illinois State Police: 800-843-5763
National Center for Missing & Exploited Children 24-hours a day, 7 days a week: 800-843-5678

If your child is missing

Immediately call your local law enforcement agency.

After you have reported your child missing to law enforcement, call the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-THE-LOST(1-800-843-5678)

If your child is missing from home, search through:

  • Closets.
  • Piles of laundry.
  • In and under beds.
  • Inside large appliances.
  • Vehicles – including trunks.
  • Anywhere else that a child may crawl or hide.

Notify the store manager or security office if your child cannot be found when in a store. Then immediately call your local law enforcement agency. Many stores have a Code Adam plan of action in place.

When you call law enforcement:

Provide law enforcement with your child’s name, date of birth, height, weight and descriptions of any other unique identifiers such as eyeglasses and braces. Tell them when you noticed your child was missing and what clothing he or she was wearing.

Request law enforcement authorities immediately enter your child’s name and identifying information into the FBI’s National Crime Information Center Missing Person File


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