Law enforcement will conduct a public search Sunday for a missing 10-year-old boy from Montezuma. 

Xavior Harrelson was last seen Thursday in Montezuma, possibly wearing a red T-shirt, blue pajama pants and black high-top shoes, authorities say. Harrelson is 4 feet, 8 inches tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. Police and family of the boy said it is out of the ordinary for him to be gone from home overnight with no contact, according to the Associated Press, and authorities consider him to be endangered.

The public search on Sunday will begin at 9 a.m. in the north parking lot of Montezuma High School, according to a news release from the Iowa Division of Criminal Investigation.

Areas in Montezuma’s north side, where Harrelson lives, will be searched, DCI Assistant Director Mitch Mortvedt said.

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Only people 18 years or older with a valid photo ID can participate in the search, according to the news release. Those wanting to attend the public search should also be in good physical condition and dress appropriately for the weather and for walking outdoors, the news release said.

In addition to the planned search, “Montezuma residents are encouraged to check their own properties and surveillance systems,” Mortvedt said.

The DCI’s Iowa Missing Person Clearinghouse is working in partnership with the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office to help find Harrelson.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Poweshiek County Sheriff’s Office at (641) 623-5679 or the Missing Person Clearinghouse at 1-800-346-5507.

Andrea Sahouri covers social justice for the Des Moines Register. She can be contacted at [email protected], on Twitter @andreamsahouri, or by phone 515-284-8247.

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