Jesse Flores was last seen leaving his home in Phoenix on September 14, 2001

Jesse Flores was last seen leaving his home in Phoenix on September 14, 2001. He was 14.

PHOENIX (3TV/CBS 5) -- What would he look like now?

Officials hope a new age-progression picture will help locate an Arizona boy who has been missing for 17 years.

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The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) is reaching out to the public with images of Jesse Flores from when he disappeared in 2001, and another image created by forensic artists showing what he might look like now.

Jesse was last seen leaving his home in Phoenix on Sept. 14, 2001. He was 14 years old.

Jesse had planned to attend a party in the local area, but when he failed to return home, family members reported him missing.

It has now been more than 17 years since anyone has seen or heard from Jesse. He would be 31 years old now.

Jesse is described as Hispanic with brown hair and brown eyes. At the time of his disappearance, he had a piercing in the lower lobe of his left ear and a piercing in the cartilage of his upper left ear. He also had a “J” tattooed on his hand between his thumb and index finger. Jesse has a black mole in the corner of his right eye.

Jesse may go by the nickname “Lil’ Droopy”.

Anyone with information about Jesse is asked to contact the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children at 1-800-843-5678 (1-800-THE-LOST) or the Phoenix Police Department at 1-602-262-6151. (Click a phone number to call from this story on your mobile device.)


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