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Police ask for help in locating missing Missoula teen

Posted at 12:04 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 14:07:13-04
(Photo credit: Missoula Police Department)

MISSOULA – Police are asking for the public assistance in locating a missing Missoula teen.

Missoula police say Johnny Hotzel, 16, was reported missing by his parents who say they dropped him off at Big Sky High School at 9 a.m. on April 3.

His parents learned that Hotzel did not attend any classes that day.

Hotzel is described as having a pierced tongue and was believed to be wearing grey sweatpants when he was dropped off at school.

He is a white male standing approximately 5-feet,8-inches tall and weighs about 170 pounds. He has brown eyes and black hair.

If you’ve seen Hotzel, or know where he can be found, contact Missoula Police Officer Jeff Lloyd at (406) 552-6300, or (406) 728-2400 x8053.

By Melissa Rafferty – MTN News