UPDATE: Missing Child in Concord

October 17, 2012 8:30 am · 63 comments

Concord Police are searching for a missing child, who was last seen on Tuesday night in the area of Clayton Road & Bailey Road.

Details on the child are listed below:

Name: Jose Herrera
Age: 12
Height: 4’3”
Weight: 70 lbs
Hair: Black, short
Eyes: Brown

Clothing: Last seen wearing a dark blue polo shirt, grey shorts, and black shoes (school uniform).

The child was last seen walking in the 4800 block of Clayton Road last night (10/16/2012) around 10 O’clock PM. The child may also be in the Monument Boulevard corridor.

Anyone with information please call CPD dispatch 925-671-3333.

UPDATED: The boy has been located. He is safe and unharmed.

Blah October 17, 2012 at 8:34 AM

What the heck was he doing out at that hour ?!?!

Seal October 17, 2012 at 8:36 AM

I hope this boy is found. But what parent would let a 12yr old walk around at 10 o’clock at night by himself? And he ‘could” be in the Monument corridor? Have mercy on that poor baby. 🙁

Anon October 17, 2012 at 8:37 AM

Walking on Clayton Road at 10pm? Where are the parents? I hope he’s found safe and sound.

City Girl October 17, 2012 at 8:52 AM

Where does it say he was alone? If he was “seen,” perhaps he was not alone. On the other hand, even if he was with another person, even an adult, what was he doing out at 10:00 pm? If he was heading for the corridor, God Bless his soul! I will keep my eyes open. I live very close to Clayton/Bailey.

NutCreek Frontier October 17, 2012 at 8:53 AM

Bring this child home safely…what school does he attend, OGMS?

D October 17, 2012 at 8:54 AM

This is scary. I hope he is found soon, and is ok. Walking alone at 10 o’clock, and still in his school uniform? What is the rest of this story?

That poor kid.

Off Pine Hollow October 17, 2012 at 9:00 AM

He’s way too little to be out alone like that! 🙁 I pray he’s safe.

Willis! October 17, 2012 at 9:04 AM

is there a more current photo, kid in the pic is about 8, he’s 12 now.

Anon October 17, 2012 at 9:09 AM

Willis- I thought the same thing.

Anonymous October 17, 2012 at 9:13 AM

Why is everyone automatically assuming he was walking alone? It doesn’t even specify.

Lisa October 17, 2012 at 9:14 AM

Was he photographed by Lifetouch? They provide everyone with a smilesafe card. With that card, they call a number 24 a day and it get the school picture out to the police dept in minutes. I pray for his safe return. 🙁

CS October 17, 2012 at 9:18 AM

Why is everyone so quick to blame his parents? You don’t know what happened.

anonamiss October 17, 2012 at 9:22 AM

Hope this child is found safe and sound. We need more specifics. Was he alone? Was their a custody dispute going on between his parents? Has he left home like this before? Why was he out so late on a school night? So many questions it boggles the mind. Find this child!!!

sad October 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM

when this kind of things happen it makes me wanna slap the parents why is a 12 yr old doing outside at nigh alone. hoping a safe return.

Anon October 17, 2012 at 9:24 AM

Sad. Whether alone or with an adult, this child should have been at home, in bed. Especially on a school night! Clayton & Bailey is not close to Monument though so I am confused. Are they thinking he may have been walking to Monument from Clayton Rd? That is a long way for a little kid to be walking, and what makes them think that is where he was headed? So many questions…. I’m praying for this little boy.

Tony's mom October 17, 2012 at 9:30 AM

Whatever the situation…I hope the child is returned safe!!

:/ October 17, 2012 at 9:41 AM

This maybe a current photo it says he is only 4’3″ that is about the size or smaller than an 8 year old. Hope he is found safe!

Hamster October 17, 2012 at 9:44 AM

Srsly, people: let’s save our judgement for AFTER the kid is home safe.

ricomania October 17, 2012 at 9:46 AM

I wonder if they’ll call another agency to help with the search, like they probably should.

worried October 17, 2012 at 9:49 AM

God bless this poor child. Please protect him and help him be found safe and sound. There are awful people out there in the world. My prayers are with this baby :o(

No Excuses October 17, 2012 at 9:51 AM

He is listed as being 12, but based on his height and weight he has the stature of an average 8-9 year old. Anyone seeing him would probably assume him to be about 8.

Let’s pray he is found safe!

stephen paananen October 17, 2012 at 10:03 AM

Lets not make anyone feel worse than they do. Find this child.

Rosa October 17, 2012 at 10:16 AM

Somebody knows something please, come forward and help us find this poor child!!!

momo October 17, 2012 at 10:35 AM

Regardless of the situation this child needs to be found. People nowadays have no compassion. Easy for everybody to throw stones!

sumsocool October 17, 2012 at 10:38 AM

I know this child. He is small for his age but his face shows he is old for his years. Whatever the situation, I hope the child is found safe!!

Howard K Mullins III October 17, 2012 at 10:46 AM

I certainly will keep a lookout for him while I drive around Claycord today.

Ricardoh October 17, 2012 at 10:59 AM

Why was a 12 year old out at 10 pm? Something was wrong in the home and my bet he is with someone he trusts.

Sassy October 17, 2012 at 11:01 AM

Is he considered a runaway??

Emily Post October 17, 2012 at 11:04 AM

Every moms worst nightmare… I can not even imagine… Will keep both eyes open looking for this child. Any updates yet?

Emily Post October 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

Are the police taking this seriously or do they think it is a run away situation. Have not seen or heard a amber alert, this story has not been on the news or in the contra costa times. Maybe I am missing something.
Mayor do you know if they are treating as run away? why no news coverage?

CLAYCORD.com October 17, 2012 at 11:11 AM

@Emily, yes, they are taking it seriously. I have no idea why other news outlets make decisions not to run stories.

Smart Cookie Mommy October 17, 2012 at 11:07 AM

We should only be concerned about finding this young boy, not making assumptions and judging. Let’s be vigilant and keep our eyes and ears open as we go abour our days.

Prayers for a safe quick return home.

Anon October 17, 2012 at 11:35 AM

He’s not a little white girl…hence no amber alert,
no big out cry from the media…you would think that this story
would have lead the news at 4 am…it’s now more than 12 hours
since he was last since and there’s no update, no further info…
NOTHING…like I said…if this was a little white girl news trucks
would have been all up and down Clayton Rd.

Thread October 17, 2012 at 11:52 AM

So very true 🙁

Emily Post October 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

I still dont understand why no amber alert??? something isn’t adding up..
Lets pray he is safe and found soon

Anna, The Lemon Lady October 17, 2012 at 11:53 AM

This is so sad.
A child missing should bring us out the best of us to be kind. I pray for Jose’s safe return, fast!

teensy October 17, 2012 at 12:01 PM

If we knew where he was supposed to be going and why he was out so late it would help us know better where to look. Kepp your eyes open if you head to McDonalds or kids places.
If he ran away he is probably hiding or at a friends house. More information would sure help this case.

waverunner October 17, 2012 at 12:08 PM

He is being considered a runaway, at-risk, because of his age after he and his mother had a disagreement.

bluebird October 17, 2012 at 12:16 PM

An Amber Alert would be issued IF there was an eye witness to the possibility of an abduction, a vehicle description and someone knew which direction they were headed. We don’t know who took him or if he left with someone he knew. He was last seen in the vicinity, which could mean lots of things.

I too pray he is found safe and sound.

Bobbie October 17, 2012 at 12:20 PM

He was found! Thank God! That is all that matters!

Curious October 17, 2012 at 12:23 PM

Other than the update, were there any details on where he was?

:/ October 17, 2012 at 1:42 PM

There was likely no amber alert because he was likely with someone the family knew. Only if it’s a stranger abduction or a situation where they’re concerned that the child may be in immediate danger is there an amber alert.

Lynnie October 17, 2012 at 2:25 PM

Woo Hoo!!!! Such good news!!!

anonamiss October 17, 2012 at 2:44 PM

Awesome!! It breaks my heart to hear that a child has gone missing. We live in a weird crazy world……. Be careful out there…..

It's 'Meme' is that you Ma? October 17, 2012 at 2:55 PM

Kid looks like a “movie star”…! Thank you Jesus!

“I was lost but now I’m found”…sang the blues man…

This little guy should ‘star’ in the next ‘Concord Movie’…???

Co-starring – Antonio Banderas – mask or no…And Clint E. – empty chair or no – in the back seat of the El Camino…cleaning up Concord!

Jose – go for it little bro’ ! Can I call you little Joe?



Starfish October 17, 2012 at 3:13 PM

Goodnews 🙂

Mika October 17, 2012 at 3:58 PM

The kid is a survivor!

Paul October 17, 2012 at 4:30 PM

Anon – You just made some racist comments. You are now required to go to Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton for counseling and to make a sizeable donation to the Rainbow Coalition. LOL

What Security October 17, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Poor little fella, Say a prayer him and his family,.
about him being out late. Please I was out late at 12 doing things I should not have been,

Where are his parent probably working or taking care of someone else.

Please don’t forget he could have ran away?
Where would a 12 year old go???? think like that.. I know kids are invisible

God protect this young person AMEN

Wa October 17, 2012 at 6:31 PM

He’s 12….12 should be able to see in the dark, call home, find a policeman, speak to a store keeper…sadly you all jump to huge conclusions about the parents… Lots of you are protective to an extreme. I’m thinking you’re not allowing children to “work out” any of their emotions by “themselves” …always immediate fear, blame, and control…I raised boys…they are wonderful men now in their thirties. Sometimes they had to be alone…It’s ok…let your kids feel, learn, be scared, tremble, and worry…12 is big…let life tangle with them or they will never learn to work through any situations…

Darwin October 17, 2012 at 6:33 PM

great news!!!!!!

@ Paul October 17, 2012 at 6:44 PM

…it’s not a racist statement if its true…watch the news from time to time…
Sierra Lamar was the last young person of color who went missing that
there was an uproar about and that was because her mother was loud and
presistant…before that it was the little African American handicap boy
that is still missing…However the little girl was missing for 6 hours in
Colorado and that story made NATIONAL news…no witness, no suspects,
but the story made NATIONAL news before the tragic results were known.
So I’ll say again…not racist…FACTS

@ Paul October 17, 2012 at 6:48 PM

…PS…I’m not a fan of either of those two clowns that you referenced
and I wouldn’t give them a cent to support a single thing they do.
One has cheated on his wife and had a kid out of wedlock. The other
supported a woman who lied about being attacked and when it was
proven she lied he (Sharpton) NEVER apologized or said a word about
the fact this chick lied. He acted like nothing happened

anon October 17, 2012 at 7:24 PM

When my son was 12, he was in the 7th grade at Pine Hollow and would walk home from a friends house, only within a few blocks of our home. So all of you posters who want to slam a parent for allowing this 12 year old to be out at this hour, consider the reasons. Granted if my child was ‘missing’ for any length of time we were walking and driving the route.

Atticus Thraxx October 17, 2012 at 8:16 PM

Glad the little guy was found and is okay. 12 y/o boy, I was going to suggest checking the local Catholic churches.

madeinthebay October 17, 2012 at 8:53 PM

My favorite kiddo! worked with him when he was in 5th grade. Great soccer player and definitely has leadership qualities. I wish I could run into him! So glad he is home safe =)

@madeinthebay October 17, 2012 at 11:23 PM

madeinthebay #56 – I think you were his favorite, too! You were very kind, patient and loving toward him, and I have no doubt he will always remember you! I remember how much you used to boast about Jose. You are truly a BEAUTIFUL person, and all kids love you!!! Have the best day you’ve EVER had!!!

Thankfully, Jose is safe.

Ex con October 18, 2012 at 8:14 PM

Now give him a scare

Pegasus October 18, 2012 at 9:17 PM

@ Atticus Thraxx #55 –
CATHOLIC CHURCHES! Really? What’s wrong with them?
I remember when Fr. Hooligan taught us to wrestle. What fun we had learning all those new holds. We all got real good ’cause we learned with the lights out so you could still wrestle in case you ever got poked in the eye.

the way i see it... October 18, 2012 at 9:53 PM

Catholic church : Rev 18 : 2-4. ‘get out of her my people’

years ago, October 18, 2012 at 10:10 PM

thankfully i made it through the teen years. my daughter, the most hard headed person to exist on this planet. even the nurse said this when she was a newborn. well, miss i live in my own world and dont care about anybody else decided to leave through the bedroom window. went for a long long walk barefoot! a friend said she saw her walking on concord blvd. well, after taking this great program in dealing w/ kids headed down the wrong path…. i called the police and they picked her up and brought her home and had a chat w/ her. oh and then there was the day she was angry and decided she’d burn one of mom’s shirts in the fireplace. well once again having help from ‘the parent project’ if your kid destroys your property call the police then. it teaches them that there are consequences beyond you and mom. so a cop came over and had a very nice chat w/ her on cooperating till she can move out. and everyone goes through it. but dont make it worse for yourself. being an attractive young male cop helped.
‘the parent project’ was so helpful to not letting girl take over the house. oh parents if your teen is acting out check this program out. i felt i had gained control of the household back.
i think if i hadnt had these early interventions w/ the police and her behavior things would have got much worse. the program teaches the parent how to benefit from police services.

@57 October 18, 2012 at 10:14 PM

i’m guessing the kid would appreciate some time w/ you.

Sunfish October 19, 2012 at 3:04 AM

@the way i see it…
Those are powerful words! wow

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