PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The mother of a missing Philadelphia teen is speaking out to CBS3. The search for 13-year-old Jalen Maxwell is intensifying. This is Jalen.Police: 9-Year-Old Boy Shot When Gunman Fires Into Olney Home
Priscilla Maxwell, Jalen’s mother, says he hasn’t been seen since 6:45 a.m. Friday.
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Signs are posted in @PhilaParkandRec’s Wissinoming Park for missing 13-year-old Jalen Maxwell. His mother tells @CBSPhilly he hasn’t been seen since 6:45 Friday morning. @PhillyPolice are asking you to call 911 if you see him pic.twitter.com/PF3iTT35ai
— Howard Monroe (@HMonroeNews) February 28, 2021
Philadelphia Police say Jalen was last seen wearing a green Children’s Place jacket with a fur-lined hood and a blue and black backpack.
Friends and classmates from St. Martin of Tours School in Oxford Circle searched a number of spots on Saturday.
His mom says Jalen has a mild form of autism.
“Jalen, I love you. I love you so much,” Prisalla Maxwell, Jalen’s mother, said. “Your family, your friends, your schoolmates, your teachers, your neighbors. Everyone. We miss you, we love you. It’s safe for you to come home, we’re not upset. We just want you to come home just so we can know that you’re all right.”
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If you see him, you’re urged to call 911.