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Boy, 13, missing from Denver since early December, police say

Family says the night of his disappearance was “a normal night”
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Posted at 4:38 PM, Feb 23, 2024
and last updated 2024-02-23 18:38:31-05

DENVER – A 13-year-old boy has been missing since early December, and Denver police are asking for your help to find him.

Diego Hernandez, 13, was spotted by surveillance camera putting on a jacket, grabbing a bike, and then hopping over the fence of his home the night of Dec. 1, 2023. He hasn’t been seen since.

His mom, Heather Hernandez, told law enforcement that prior to his disappearance, the family was having “a normal night.”

The family ate dinner together and everyone went to bed. The next morning, the boy was nowhere to be seen.

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“We love and miss you so much. We need you to come home,” his mom said. “We look for you every day and we will never stop until you are safe.”

The boy has brown eyes and black hair and is 4 feet, 9 inches tall. He weighs around 120 lbs.

If you have any information about Diego or his disappearance, please contact NCMEC at 1-800-THE-LOST (1-800-843-5678) or the Denver Police Department (Colorado) at 1-720-913-2000.

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