Authorities are searching in the early Friday morning hours for a 12-year-old boy described as a special needs child who hasn't been seen since he left school Thursday.
Cameron Yeager has brown hair, blue eyes. He is 5 feet, four inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He was last seen wearing black shorts, black shoes and a black t-shirt with "DARE" printed on it.
Cameron left Highland Junior High School about three 3 p.m. and told a classmate that he would walk instead of riding the bus, Mesa police spokesman detective Jerry Gissel said.
He was spotted 15 minutes later near a Shell gas station at Power and Quadalupe roads, which would be near the route he would take to get to his home located in the 2200 block of South Saranac Avenue, Gissel said.
It is unknown if he ever made it home. At 3:30 p.m. his older brother arrived to their house and he wasn't there, Gissel said.
At 4:30 p.m. his grandfather found his backpack sitting against the garage.
At 6:15 p.m. his mother arrived home, searched for him and called police for help.
As of 4 a.m. Friday his whereabouts were still unknown.
Anyone with information should contact the Mesa Police Department at (480) 644-2211.