(FOX 11/CNS) - Police on Tuesday sought the public's help in locating a 14-year-old boy who went missing amid rainstorms in the Pacoima area.
Elias Rodriguez was last seen about 1 p.m. Friday in the 1000 block of Arroyo Street leaving his school, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.
Elias had borrowed someone's cellphone to call his mother at work on Friday to ask if she could pick him up, but she missed the call, police said.
A helicopter search of the Los Angeles River turned up nothing, police said at a news conference today at the LAPD's Mission Station, where the boy's distraught parents pleaded for information about their son.
"Come home. We miss him,'' his father Sergio Rodriguez said before choking up.
His mother, Pahola Mascorro, said friends and family members have conducted their own searches for the boy and remain desperate to know where he is.
"We just need him to come home and (to) know he's OK,'' she said.
Elias has not run away before and his disappearance is out of character, police said.
Rodriguez was described as a 5-feet-4-inch Latino male with brown hair and brown eyes, weighing approximately 100 pounds.
Detectives from the Mission Station urged anyone with information regarding the boy's whereabouts to call them at (818) 838-9800.
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