Ottawa police are asking for public assistance in locating a missing 15-year-old boy who may be walking or hitchhiking outside the city.
Police said in a press release Tuesday that Lucas Chenier was last seen around 10:30 p.m. Sunday at his home on Sorento Street in Barrhaven.
“Lucas is able to walk for long hours and can walk along the side of the motorway on his way to Cornwall, Kingston or Montreal on an adventure, and will possibly hitchhike,” police said in the statement.
Lucas is described as white, 6 feet tall (183 cm), weighing about 200 lbs (91 kg), with short dark hair. He wears black glasses and was last seen wearing a black and gray winter jacket, black Adidas sweatpants, a gray or black hoodie and black and white Nike running shoes. He is also known for carrying a light blue Roots backpack.
Anyone with information about Lucas’ current whereabouts should call Ottawa Police on 613-236-1222.
Anonymous tips can be submitted by calling Crime Stoppers for free at 1-800-222-8477 or at crimestoppers.ca.