Search for Missing Marlin Teen Continues

Teen missing from Marlin home on December 2, 2017.


MARLIN – Grant County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for your help finding missing 15-year-old James Friend.

James Friend
Photo provided by Grant County Sheriff

Friend was last seen in his hometown of Marlin on December 2, 2017. He has not spoken with family or friends since then, nor has he communicated over social media.

It is out of his character to not be in touch with family or friends. It’s unknown what he was wearing when he left. He has no other risk factors which would explain why he has not been in touch with anyone.

James is 5’9″, 140lbs, brown hair, blue eyes, light complexion, and has a goatee. No vehicle is associated with this case.

Anyone with information about Friend’s whereabouts is asked to contact the Grant County Sheriff’s Office at 509-762-1160, or send information to Tipsters can remain anonymous.

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