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Chad Chronister, Sheriff
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    Release Number: 17-377R

    • For Immediate Release:
    • Public Information Office of Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office
    • August 17, 2017
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    Missing Endangered Juvenile

    Missing teen has been located.
    • Wednesday
    • August 16, 2017
    • Time: 10:40 PM
    • Fletcher Avenue / 15th Street
    • Tampa, Florida


    Nelson Cruz has been located.

    Missing Endangered Juvenile:

    Nelson Adiel Cruz
    DOB: 7/03/2001
    2303 110th Avenue E
    Tampa, Florida

    Description: Hispanic male, 5'07”, 150 lbs., black hair, brown eyes. Last seen wearing black shirt w/bleach stains and black shorts.


    On August 16, 2017 at approximately 10:40 pm, Nelson Cruz exited his mother's vehicle as she pulled to the shoulder of Fowler Avenue at 15th Street North, during an argument with his sibling. Nelson Cruz fled on foot. He is known to frequent the area of 15th Street North between Fowler Avenue and Bearss Avenue. Cruz has made threats to harm himself.

    Anyone with any information reference the whereabouts of Cruz is asked to call the Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office at 247-8000.

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