Statewide alert issued for missing Illinois boy

Robert B. Bee, 13, was last seen Nov. 18 in Pekin, Illinois

Robert B. Bee, 13, was last seen Nov. 18, 2016 in Pekin, Illinois. (Pekin Police Dept.)
Robert B. Bee, 13, was last seen Nov. 18, 2016 in Pekin, Illinois. (Pekin Police Dept.)

PEKIN, Ill. (KWQC) – Illinois State Police on Monday night issued a statewide missing person alert for a boy last seen eleven days ago.

Robert B. Bee, 13, was last seen Nov. 18 in his hometown of Pekin, a city near Peoria located 90 minutes southeast of the Quad Cities.

Bee is described as having red hair and blue eyes, standing four-feet-six-inches tall, and weighing 110 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a red and gray shirt, blue jeans, and red Nike shoes.

In a Nov. 21 Facebook post, Pekin Police described Bee as a “runaway” who had fled from police after they had approached him along with a truancy officer.

After fleeing, police say Bee was reported missing by his mother when he had not returned home the following morning.

In a Nov. 26 Facebook post, Pekin Police say they are interviewing Bee’s fellow students, family, and friends and the police department has committed its entire investigations unit to the search effort.

On Monday, Nov. 28, Illinois State Police issued a statewide endangered missing person advisory in an effort to find Bee, and it was announced there is now a $1,000 reward in the case.

Anyone with information should call the Pekin Police Department at (309) 346-3132.

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