Silver Alert Issued for Runaway Boy, 15, Last Seen on I-95 in Darien

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A 15-year-old boy from Wolcott who has run away from his legal guardians before is missing again and was last seen in Darien, according to police.

Connecticut State Police issued a Silver Alert for the boy, Michael Culver, described as a “white/Hispanic” male five feet, three inches in height, weighing 110 pounds and with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a hoodie and carrying a white backpack, according to the Silver Alert.

Culver missing Silver Alert 10-19-17

State police issued this photo of Michael Culver, 15, of Wolcott, who remains missing.

If you have any information that would help state police locate him, state police ask you to call Troop G barracks at 203-696-2500.

According to a Darien police spokesman, he was last seen leaving a vehicle on Interstate 95 between Exits 13 and 14 in Darien. Darien police assisted state police in trying to locate the boy after he was reported missing at 9 p.m.

The boy is a “habitual runaway,” a spokesman for the Wolcott Police Department said. He was reported missing by his legal guardians recently, and yesterday he was located in New York state, the spokesman said. Then he went missing again as he was returning home, according to the spokesman.

In December 2015, when he was 13, he was also reported missing, according to a report in the Meriden Record-Journal.

“Silver Alerts” are issued only for missing seniors in some states, but Connecticut is one of many states where a Silver Alert can be issued for a variety of missing persons, including those younger than seniors. “Amber Alerts” are issued for missing children, often for children missing because an adult has taken them away.