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Sandy police seeking runaway foster child

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SANDY — Police were asking for the public's help Sunday as they searched for a 13-year-old boy who ran away from a foster parent at a 7-Eleven on Thursday morning.

Sandy Police Sgt. Victor Quezada said Michael Neeley was last seen wearing orange shorts, a blue shirt with an MTV logo and orange flip-flops. He stands 5 foot 6 inches and has a medium build with brown hair and brown eyes.

Quezada said Neeley is on numerous medications, has severe behavioral problems and his mental capacity is "not that of his age."

"He does have several other medical problems that make him basically a handicapped person," Quezada said. "He likes to frequent malls and TRAX stations."

Neeley has been missing since 9:45 a.m. Thursday when he ran away from the 7-Eleven store on the northwest corner of 10600 South and 700 East. Quezada said his foster father had taken Neeley into the store to get a drink.

"He ran away Monday and Tuesday and was brought back (Monday). He came back on his own the second time," Quezada said. "These people (the foster parents) have had him in their custody for years and years, and he's never done anything like this."

Quezada said there were two reported sightings of Neeley on Sunday — one on Winchester Street in Murray and one at Pioneer Park.

Anyone with information is asked to call Sandy police at 801-568-7200.