FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: UNIDENTIFIED MALE JUVENILE
Midland, TX - On Sunday, January 29, 2023, at approximately 2:10 p.m., Officers with the Midland Police Department were dispatched to the intersection of Ward St. and Shandon Ave. regarding a check person request. Upon arrival, Officers observed a black male juvenile, approximately 13-17 years old, walking alone in the alley. Officers attempted to collect information from the juvenile but he would not respond. Officers recognized he may have a mental disability and was non-verbal. The male subject wrote his name when asked by Officers, but the handwriting was not legible. Midland Fire Department EMS was notified and responded to check the male subject. Realizing medical treatment was unnecessary; he was transported to the Midland Police Department. Crimes Against Persons Unit responded to further investigate. The juvenile's photo was released to the media in an attempt to locate his guardians or parents; however, this was unsuccessful. The child was released to Child Protective Services.
On Tuesday, January 31, 2023, at approximately 4:00 p.m., MPD Detectives and Crime Scene Unit collected DNA and fingerprints from the juvenile. During this process, he was asked to write his name. The child wrote the name Cordarius several times. Detectives have followed up on information received from the public and surrounding agencies but have not been able to identify the juvenile.
The investigation is ongoing.