Police searching for 17-year-old teen suspected of running away from home

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LOWER GWYNEDD TWP, PA – Montgomery County District Attorney Kevin R. Steele and Lower Gwynedd Township Police Chief Paul Kenny request the public’s help in locating a 17-year-old runaway, Joon “Alex” Shin. Shin was reported missing from his family’s home in Lower Gwynedd Township on Sunday, October 3, 2021.

The Lower Gwynedd Township Police and the Montgomery County Detective Bureau are jointly conducting the search for Alex. The boy is of Asian descent, stands 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs approximately 175 pounds. He left home by car, but indications are that he might have abandoned the vehicle in favor of public transportation. His cellphone last placed him in Philadelphia around 11th and Arch Streets on Sunday evening.

“There is an urgent concern for Alex’s safety and physical wellbeing,” said DA Steele. “We are asking for the public’s help to get Alex home safely to his family.”

Anyone who spots Alex or has any information about Alex’s whereabouts is asked to call the Lower Gwynedd Police at 215-646-5300 or the Montgomery County Emergency Dispatch at 610-635-4300.


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