Orofino police searching for teen who disappeared after PROM

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The following is a news release from the Orofino Police Department.

OROFINO — On the evening of April 15, 2017 the Orofino Police Department received a report of a missing juvenile.

The missing juvenile was identified as 17-year-old Kristian Perez. The reporting party was Kristian’s mother who advised Kristian had left the Orofino High School prom at 9:32 pm and had not been heard from since.

The Police Department initiated an investigation and confirmed Kristian had signed out of the prom at 9:32 pm. Kristian had ridden to the prom with a relative and his tuxedo jacket, one shoe, and his broken cellular phone were recovered in proximity to that vehicle.

Later in the evening a canine tracking team was summoned to the scene. The results of the track indicated Kristian may have walked west from the National Guard Armory where the prom was held for a short distance. The track was lost near an entrance into a nearby parking lot along Hwy 12. It is believed Kristian may have entered a vehicle at that location.

An attempt to locate was sent out to surrounding law enforcement agencies. There was a possible sighting of Kristian in the Lewiston area. Lewiston Police Department is following up on that sighting.

At the time of this press release, the Police Department has yet to find any family or friends of Kristian who have heard from him since he left the prom. The Orofino Police Department is seeking information from the public relating to Kristian’s disappearance or possible whereabouts. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Police Department at 208-476-5551.

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