Missing 10-year-old found safe

Malek Nelthrope did not return home from school, Thursday


Detroit police were seeking the public's assistance in locating a 10-year-old boy after he did not come home from school.

Malek Nelthrope was last seen Thursday at 3:45 in the area of Cherrylawn and Chippewa in Detroit. 

UPDATE: Nelthrope showed up for school Friday morning and is safe

Police said Malek is described as a black male, 4 feet 3 inches, with a dark complexion and weighs approximately 70 pounds.

Malek was last seen Thursday at 3:45 p.m. near Cherrylawn and Chippewa streets in Detroit. 

He was last seen wearing a royal blue hooded sweatshirt, a light blue shirt, navy blue pants, and black Nike gym shoes with a lime green swoosh. Malek may be carrying a backpack with lime green stripes. 

If anyone has information on Malek's whereabouts, call Detroit police at 313-596-1240.