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Endangered 15-year-old missing in Douglas County, deputies say

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Posted at 12:12 PM, Jul 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-07-13 21:02:01-04

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Colo. – A 15-year-old boy from Castle Pines is missing and the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office needs your help to find him.

Alexander Gratrix is a developmentally delayed 15-year-old boy who was last seen via surveillance camera in Castle Pines North at 8 a.m. Friday, a spokesperson with the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

In an update Monday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office said scent hounds were called in to help track Gratrix. They believe he may still be in the area because a dog was able to pick up a "hot track" in a heavily wooded area in Castle Pines Village. They're also using drones at night to help in their search.

He was reported missing from his home in the 1000 block of Cypress Way in Castle Pines on Thursday at approximately 11:21 p.m. following a family dispute, the sheriff’s office deputy said.

Alexander is 5-foot-6-inches tall with a thin build and has brown hair and eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue hat with Hawaiian designs, a black t-shirt, grey athletic shorts and black high-top shoes, according to the news release.

In an update Tuesday, the Douglas County Sheriff's Office asked that anyone who sees Gratrix to call 911. They've received several calls about seeing him, but the messages have been left on their tip line.