Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing 13-year-old Epping teenager John Leaupepe.
John was last seen in Epping about 1.30pm yesterday and described as 160cm tall with dark hair and wearing a white t-shirt, grey jacket, brown pants, hooded jumper and black Nike runners, according to police reports.
Police have concerns for his welfare due to his young age.
John is known to frequent the shopping centres in Epping and South Morang and police have released an image of John in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information regarding his current whereabouts.
Anyone with information about John is urged to contact Epping Police Station on (03) 9409 8100.