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Fredrick “Fred” James Workman, 15, of Fairfield, Iowa, was living at a youth facility in Des Moines when he went missing August 2, 2013. The facility reported his disappearance to the Des Moines Police Department that same day.
Workman’s probation officer told the teen he needed to complete his program before he’d be able to go home, and it may possibly have triggered the youth to take off.
Neither his family nor friends have seen or heard from him since.
He is described as a 5-foot-5 to 5-foot-7 white male weighing about 145 pounds. He has short strawberry/blond hair, blue eyes, and a small scar under his chin.
He was last seen wearing an orange T-shirt with gold writing, skinny jeans, and black and blue Nike high top sneakers.
He may be using the alias last name Shields.
Workman suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) and Oppositional Defiant Disorder (ODD) and requires medication.
It is possible he may have gone to the Newton, Iowa area.
If you have any information about Fredrick Workman’s whereabouts or believe you have spotted him somewhere, please do not take any action yourself.
Get as much information as possible (e.g. license plate number of a vehicle, exact location of sighting, activities individual involved in) and then call Det. Brian Mathis of the Des Moines Police Department’s Investigations Division at (515) 283-4811.