Missing child found but returns missing after one hour.

POSTED: Thursday, September 24, 2009 - 8:39am

UPDATED: Thursday, June 3, 2010 - 11:58pm

The Baton Rouge Police Department is attempting to help locate SHARKMEN COX, 12, who ran away from his home in the 10000 block of Mammoth Drive at approximately 6:45am today. Cox is a white male, 12 years old, 5’8”, 150 lbs. He has short, sandy blond hair, and was last seen wearing a blue polo shirt, khaki pants and white hi-top tennis shoes. Cox is an avid swimmer and has been known to frequent areas near swimming pools.

Normally the Baton Rouge Police Department does not notify the media of runaways unless there are tangible indicators of foul play or endangerment. In this unique case, however, there was extensive media reporting that this young man, who was reported missing last night, was located and returned home. In fact he ran away less than an hour after being returned to his parents and is again missing.

Anyone with information on Cox’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Baton Rouge Police Department at 389-2000.