SPRINGFIELD, Missouri- The Springfield Police Department says they are investigating a report of a missing and endangered juvenile and is asking for the public’s assistance. Brayden Jessen, 12, left Great Circle at 1212 W. Lombard at approximately 8:15 a.m. today and was last seen running westbound on Lombard.

Police say Jessen has autism, is low-functioning and has the potential to harm himself. He is 5 feet 3 inches tall, weighs 142 pounds and has dark brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, brown pants with zippers on the sides and gray shoes.

Anyone with information regarding Jessen’s whereabouts is asked to call 911.