Plant High School Junior Missing

Tampa Police say there’s been no sign of 16-year-old William Damon since Monday night, when his family reported him missing.

As of Wednesday morning, police say they haven’t heard from Damon and leads they thought they had have not panned out.

The Plant High School junior was visiting friends in Winter Park, near Orlando, and was due to come home by dark on Monday.

Damon’s father, Scott Damon tells 10 News they received a text message from him around 4pm on Monday that he was on his way home.

Scott Damon says it’s not like their son to not keep in touch with the family.

“He’s a fun likeable kid. He’s outgoing. He’s friendly. He’s talkative and people enjoy being around him. He’s not a wild kid. He’s not a difficult kid. We’ve never seen any sign of him being a troubled kid. We don’t understand what’s going on and we just want someone to help if they know anything or if they’ve seen him,” Scott Damon said from his home on Tuesday night.

The family moved to South Tampa from Winter Park in August.  Winter Park Police tell 10 News the teenager was upset about leaving his friends.

The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children is working with the Damon family and has printed up posters with his picture and a picture of the 2007 navy Nissan Exterra he was driving.

He is classified as an endangered runaway by NCMEC.

Tampa Police say they are putting together a search plan for Damon.

Anyone with information is asked to call Tampa Police at 813-231-6130.

10 News

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