UPDATE, 11/22/2019 at 7:10 a.m.: ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department has located 13-year-old Elijah Richards, who went missing last night.

He was reported missing from Abbott Lane around 8:45 p.m.

Authorities say Elijah returned home around 11:50 last night.

He was found to be at a friend's house without incident.


ITHACA, N.Y. (WENY) -- The Ithaca Police Department is looking for a 13-year-old boy that went missing Thursday night.

Elijah Richards was last seen on Abbot Lane around 8:45 p.m. Thursday night (11/21). He's 5'5" and about 118 pounds. He was last seen wearing a blue and black hooded sweatshirt, a red backpack, and blue sneakers.

Police say there's no known information at this time to suggest he is the victim of a crime.

This is the 2nd missing persons case out of the City of Ithaca to happen on Thursday. Police say there is no reason to believe that this case is anyway related to the missing teenage girl, Shawna Reese. Here is a link to that story: https://www.weny.com/story/41357728/ithaca-police-looking-for-missing-teenager

If you see Elijah, or know of his whereabouts, call 911.