Police are looking for a 15-year-old boy from Independence who is thought to have run away from home.

The Independence Police Department says Orville J. McIntire was last seen April 12 at his home in the 1400 block of South Harris Avenue in northwest Independence.

Orville is white, 5-foot-4 and 90 pounds, and he has brown hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a gray hoodie, and he had a black backpack.

Police say Orville has run away before and camped out near Randall Elementary in Susquehanna. He also has spoken of hiking to Smithville.

– Jeff Fox