October 26, 2008 in City

Lake Stevens boy ran away, officials say

Associated Press

LAKE STEVENS, Wash. — The Snohomish County Sheriff’s Office says a 13-year-old Lake Stevens boy who has a passion for the outdoors and has talked about going on a cross-country trip ran away nearly two weeks ago.

Sheriff’s spokeswoman Rebecca Hover said Nicholas A. Clark is trained in survival and has hinted that he one day may try to cross the U.S. on foot or possibly by riding the rails.

Hover said that on Oct. 13, the boy left a note for his mother saying he would get in touch with her in a couple of months once he reached his destination. She said he didn’t say where he intended to go.

The Sheriff’s Office is asking people to keep their eyes open for the teen.

Clark is described as 5 feet 5 inches tall and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing green pants and a blue turtleneck sweater.

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