MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — The Bemidji Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a teenage boy who has been missing for over a week.

According to police, 17-year-old Jeremy Jourdain was last seen near the 500 block of Wood Avenue around midnight on October 31.

Jourdain is described as a Native American male, 6-foot-4, 175 pounds with short dark brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue and grey-hooded sweatshirt and blue jeans.

Police say he was initially reported as a runaway, but police are not so sure anymore, so it’s now a missing person’s case. There has been no sign of him at all so far, including cell phone pings.

About 50 law enforcement officers and volunteers held an organizational search of the Nymore neighborhood, which is the southern corner of Bemidji. A chopper, drones and a bloodhound helped in the search, but it was unsuccessful.

Police released pictures of Jourdain in clothes he wore the night he disappeared.



Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call the Law Enforcement Center at 218-333-9111.