Thirteen-year-old Gavin Tessman has been found safe according to local law enforcement officials.

On Thursday, March 25 the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension issued a Missing Person Alert for Tessman after he left his house on foot around 7:40 a.m. on Thursday morning. He was heading to the bus stop but never made it there.

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He also didn't make it to school that day either. That's when Coon Rapids Police started their search for him and asked the public for their help as well.

After the alert was issued, thousands of people shared the bureau's Facebook post containing the boy's description.

Around 5 p.m. on Thursday someone told investigators that they had seen a person  matching Tessman's description on the north end of the Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park near 99th Avenue Northwest around 8 a.m. that morning.

Hundreds of commenters on social media expressed their concern for the boy.

Ronnette Kennedy Trulson wrote, "Shared in St. Cloud with prayers for Gavin to be back safely at home soon."

Rachel Minscer commented, "shared in Mankato, prayers going out that he's found safe."

Jennifer Wimpfheimer said, "Shared in Rochester. God, protect this child. Bring him home safely."

Bonny L. Vogel wrote, "Shared in Frederic WI with prayers for his safe back home."

Early Friday morning the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension canceled their Missing Person Alert for Tessman after he was found safe in Minneapolis. Law enforcement thanked the public for their help in the search.

MISSING PERSON UPDATE: The Missing Person Alert for Gavin Tessman has been canceled. Tessman was found safe early this...

Posted by Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension on Thursday, March 25, 2021

 

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