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Citizen locates 10-year-old repeat runaway

By KTVA CBS 11 News 11:25 AM August 24, 2014

Update: Early Sunday afternoon, police said 10-year-old James Kochergin was located by an Anchorage resident who recognized his photo from a Facebook post.


A 10-year-old boy who last ran away a week ago has run away once again, the Anchorage Police Department said.

In a written release distributed Sunday morning, APD said James Kochergin was last seen around 9 a.m. riding a black bicycle near Lake Otis Parkway and Dowling Road. He stands about 4 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 100 pounds with black hair and brown eyes, police said. He was last seen wearing a blue pullover and bright neon glasses, and APD said officers are “very concerned for his safety” due to his age and the circumstances.

When he ran away Aug. 17, police said he was found several hours later after an area resident spotted him walking down Dowling Road. This time, police said they’re working with Kochergin’s family to “address underlying issues.”

APD said anyone with information on Kochergin’s whereabouts is asked to call police dispatch at 907-786-8900.

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