TOLLESON, Ariz. — A 12-year-old boy who went missing after leaving school last week has been found safe and is being reunited with his family, according to the Tolleson Police Department.
Police said Matthew Dubose was located just before 10 p.m. Monday near Camelback and El Mirage roads in Litchfield Park. Officials said a resident saw him and recognized him from the news and called 911.
Dubose was seen leaving Arizona Desert Elementary School on Van Buren Street in Tolleson on May 11 around 3:15 p.m.
Police said Dubose was captured on surveillance video on May 12 at approximately 5:40 a.m. at an apartment complex near 83rd Avenue and Thomas Road in Phoenix, according to the Tolleson Police Department.
Police said details on where Dubose was staying are still unclear. Officials did confirm that he was not abducted and there were no suspects being sought after.
His family, police, citizens and teachers held a search party Sunday to find him.
The search party started at the Tolleson Elementary School District office at 8 a.m. Officials from the Tolleson Police Department said they utilized social media and patrol officers to help in the search for Dubose.
Up to Speed
Catch up on the latest news and stories on the 12 News YouTube channel. Subscribe today.
Arizona's Silent Witness program allows people to send in tips and share information about crimes happening within their local communities.
The program shares unsolved felony case information in multiple ways, including TV, radio and social media.
Anyone who has information on a crime or recognizes a suspect described by the program is asked to call 480-948-6377, go to the program's website online or download the Silent Witness app to provide a tip. The identity of anyone who submits a tip is kept anonymous.
Calls to Silent Witness are answered 24/7 by a live person and submitted tips are accepted at all times. Submitted tips are then sent to the detective(s) in charge of the specific case.
Individuals who submit tips that lead to an arrest or indictment in the case can get a reward of up to $1,000.