Waite Park teen still missing after 10 months

UPDATE 05/16/23:

Waite Park Police Department stated that Romairo Octaviano Lucas-Gomez is still missing.

The teen was last seen on July 3 — 10 months ago.

Anyone who has information on Lucas-Gomez’ whereabouts can contact Waite Park Police Department at 320-251-3281 or submit an anonymous tip to the Tri-County Crime Stoppers of MN.

Police in Waite Park are asking for the public’s help in locating a missing 17-year-old.

Romairo Octaviano Lucas-Gomez was last seen on July 3 near his Waite Park home wearing black pants and a red shirt.

Authorities say Lucas-Gomez’s personal belongings were also missing from his home.

He is not believed to be in any danger at this time, police say.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts should contact Waite Park police at 320-251-3281.

A photo of Lucas-Gomez can be seen above.

Editor’s Note: Tuesday, the Waite Park Police Department issued a corrected spelling of Lucas-Gomez’s name. The article has been modified to reflect that correction.