The parents of Michael Joseph Cruz reported that he went to middle school at 8 a.m. Thursday but did not attend his after-school program, according to police.
Michael was last seen by his friends around 4 p.m. in downtown Santa Rosa near the Santa Rosa Plaza mall, police said.
Santa Rosa police have released a photo of Michael, who is described as standing 5 feet 3 inches tall and weighing about 160 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt, faded jeans and black sneakers.
Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Santa Rosa police at (707) 528-5222 and refer to case number 23-13656.