Pines Mom Asks For Help Finding Run Away Son
PEMBROKE PINES (CBSMiami) – A mother is asking for the public’s help in finding her teenage son whose has run away again.
“We love you, we miss you, we’re very worried about you and just want to know that you’re okay,” said Natalee Butler. “Just come home.”
Pembroke Pines police said on February 3rd, Butler got into an argument with her 14-year old son Rashawn Mcclear in their home at 19431 NW 2nd Street over his lunch money. After the argument, Mcclear’s mother went to the grocery store.
“I was a little upset with him at that time and I left, went to the store and when I came back he was gone,” said Butler.
So was his bicycle. However, Mcclear left his cell phone, and clothes, and didn’t take any cash or credit cards.
“At first I was angry at him but at this point I’m just worried because I don’t know where he is,” said Butler. “I don’t know where he’s sleeping at night, I don’t know what he’s eating throughout the day.”
Butler said her son has run away in the past. Police found him sleeping in supermarkets and empty homes. This time is different.
Pembroke Pines police said they decided to go to the public with this because their detectives had hit a wall.
“We’ve tried to identify any friends or contacts he may have both in school and outside of school and we haven’t been able to identify any. Which is alarming in and of itself. We’re concerned he may reach out to someone he doesn’t know who may pose a threat or risk to his safety,” said police spokesman Captain Al Xiques. “Our investigators have really exhausted all of our resources and investigative methods to try to locate him, so were asking for public’s help.”
Butler said she just wants her son to come home.
“I just want him to know it doesn’t matter what happened. I want him to know that I love him and don’t be afraid to come home. Whatever it is we can talk about it,” said Butler.
Butler said during the argument her son mentioned that he wanted to go to Texas to meet his birth father. Police are concerned he’ll act on that intent.
Mcclear is about 5’ 2” and weighs 115 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue pants, a grey sweater with orange lining, and blue and white Addidas sneakers. His bike is black.
Anyone with information on Mcclears whereabouts is asked to call the Pembroke Pines Police Department at (954) 431-2200.