Police ask for help in locating missing Missoula teen

Posted at 3:15 PM, Apr 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-10 18:20:49-04
Photo: Missoula Police Department

MISSOULA – Local 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 5’8″ 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, please contact Missoula Police Officer Jeff Lloyd at (406) 552-6300, or (406) 728-2400 x8053.

Reporting by Melissa Rafferty for MTN News