Who is Alexander Connolly? Missing child alert issued after Florida boy, 16, disappears
FORT MYERS, FLORIDA: The Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) issued a Missing Child Alert on Sunday, June 27 for a 16-year-old boy.
Alexander Connolly, 16, went missing from Broadway Avenue in Fort Myers, according to FDLE. He is described as a White male who stands five feet, seven inches tall, weighs 135 pounds, and has blonde hair. Police said Connelly was last seen wearing a black t-shirt, blue jeans and white shoes. The teen has a scar on his right eyelid, according to FMPD.
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Please share this post! A Florida MISSING CHILD Alert has been issued for Alexander Connolly, W/M, 16yo, last seen in area of Fort Myers, FL. If you have any info on the whereabouts of this child please contact the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700 or 911. pic.twitter.com/tcXKhxD1ym— FDLE (@fdlepio) June 27, 2021
Referring to Connolly, one person tweeted, "Please help find this #Florida missing teen and return him to his family. #Gratitude #WeArePalmGarden." Another one questioned, "Why wasn't an Amber alert sent out? I hope he's found safe."
Please help find this #Florida missing teen and return him to his family. #Gratitude #WeArePalmGarden https://t.co/MjfClNOzFJ— Palm Garden (@PalmGardenHC) June 27, 2021
Why wasn't an Amber alert sent out? 🤔 I hope he's found safe.— Jenni (@l1ghtbringer0) June 27, 2021
Anyone with information on Connolly should contact FDLE or the Fort Myers Police Department at 239-321-7700 or 911. For more information on the FDLE's Missing Endangered, Persons Information Clearinghouse call 1-888-FL MISSING (1-888-356-4774) or visit fdle.state.fl.us.