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Missing 12-year-old Tolleson boy, Mathew Dubose, found safe

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Posted at 11:00 AM, May 14, 2022
and last updated 2022-05-17 01:22:09-04

TOLLESON, AZ — UPDATE: Tolleson police say Mathew Dubose was found Monday evening and is safe. Police have not released any additional information on his disappearance.

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Tolleson police are looking for a 12-year-old boy who was last seen on Wednesday afternoon.

Officials say Mathew Dubose was seen riding his black and red bicycle while leaving Arizona Desert Elementary School around 3:15 p.m. on May 11, 2022. Police say he was headed home from school at the time.

Tolleson police provided Ring doorbell video from Wednesday, the last real sighting of Dubose.

He was playing basketball with another little boy.

The school is located in the area of 91st Avenue and Van Buren Street.

He was wearing his school uniform, which was a blue polo shirt, tan shorts, black Nike shoes, and a blue and black backpack.

He is 5 feet, 7 inches tall, and has brown eyes and brown, curly hair. He also wears glasses.

Community members gathered together Sunday to work to find Dubose.

"It's just right now this is my living nightmare," said Monique Triplett-Dubose. "You don't expect yourself to be in this position."

She said her son has ADHD and has disappeared before but never for this long.

"If we shake enough trees something's bound to come out of them, that's what we're hoping for," said Tolleson Police Sgt. Obed Gaytan.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police immediately.

No further information about his disappearance has been released.