Update 3/17 11:15 a.m.: The BCA says 8-year-old  Alfred Desjarlait III was found safe by the Leech Lake Tribal Police Department.

Previous Version: Cass Lake, MN (KROC-AM News)- The BCA has issued a statewide alert for a child reported missing in northern Minnesota

The alert sent out early Friday morning says the child was last seen around 5:30 p.m. Thursday. The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department says the boy left a residence near 140th Street Northwest and Wakonabo Drive Northwest in the Prescott area of Cass Lake, Minn., on foot . 

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The BCA describes 8-year-old Alfred Desjarlait III as four feet tall, 80 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black Timberland jacket, jeans and multi-colored Puma shoes. 

Authorities say his direction and destination of travel are unknown. Authorities are asking anyone who sees the child to call 911.

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As of March 16, 2023, there are 25 children missing from across Minnesota that have still not been found, according to the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children. If you have seen any of them, or have any information on their whereabouts, please don’t hesitate to call 911 or you can call the National Center at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST).

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