Gering police ask for public’s help finding missing teen

GERING, NE — The Gering Police Department is asking for the public's help locating a missing teen. 

Police say 16-year-old Carlos Cruz was last seen on Monday, May 31 when he left his family's home in Gering. Police say Carlos has been diagnosed with autism. 

Authorities say they have received several tips on his whereabouts, but he has yet to be located. 

Carlos was last seen wearing blue jeans, a black hoodie and black Nike Air Force One shoes. He is 5'8", 145 lbs with black hair and brown eyes. 

Anyone with information on Carlos' whereabouts is asked to call the Scotts Bluff County Communications Center at 308-436-5088.