9 PM: Thanks to the readers who shared information that the missing boy has been found, including this note from Aviation High School‘s principal:
I am happy to report that Josiah Hokanson has been located in Portland, OR and safely reunited with his family. I know we are all very relieved that he has been found. As a parent, I can only imagine what the family was going through these past few days.
Thank you to everyone who prayed, pitched in, and helped in any small way. I know the family has appreciated everyone’s efforts. Parents and students, hug each other tonight – no moment is too small to take advantage of.
EARLIER – 9:47 AM:
While this is not a West Seattle case, we’ve had multiple requests to publish the flyer, since this missing boy has classmates who live here:
16-year-old Josiah Hokanson lives in Sumner but attends Aviation High School, which is alongside Boeing Field [map]; it’s a magnet school which draws from a wide area. It’s in Tukwila city limits, so that is the police department investigating; as the flyer says, if you have any information, please call Tukwila PD at 206-433-1808 and refer to missing-persons case 16-7996. (Or call 911.)