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FDLE issues Missing Child Alert for 13-year-old Darius Swain

Posted at 1:32 AM, Jul 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-25 14:36:15-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — On Sunday afternoon, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement issued a Missing Child Alert for missing 13-year-old Darius Swain.

A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Darius Swain, a black male, 13 years old, 5 feet 5 inches tall, 130 pounds, black hair and brown eyes, last seen in the area of the 1800 block of Nekoma Ct in Tallahassee, Florida. He was last seen wearing a black shirt, blue jeans and white Nike flip flops. If you have any information on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Tallahassee Police Department at 850-891-4200 or 911.
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Saturday night, family friends and concerned community members all coming out to search for missing 13-year-old Darius Swain.

He was last seen off of West Tennessee Street and Blountstown Highway Friday afternoon.

His family says he left walking for the Family Dollar at 2:30 p.m. but never came back.

The 13-year-old lives in Sanford, but he's here in Tallahassee visiting his father.

Search dogs tracked his scent to the nearby Dunkin' Donuts where a search party formed.

At tonight's search party, Swain's grandmother told ABC 27 that it isn't like him to not come home.

Now his loved ones are pleading for answers.

"If y'all holding him somewhere against his will, please let him go," said Cassie James. "We love our child. Our hearts are hurt. He's a good child, this isn't like him to go off from home and just stay like this."

Swain's family said they'll pick up where they left tonight with another search party tomorrow.

An amber alert won't be issued until investigators have more reason to believe he was kidnapped.