Westminster police expanding search for missing 12-year-old boy

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Salvador Fierro has been missing since Tuesday afternoon. (Photo: Westminster Police)

UPDATE: Salvador Fierro was found safe Wednesday.

WESTMINSTER, Colo. -- Police in Westminster are expanding their search for a 12-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon.

Salvador Fierro left his home about 2:30 p.m. Tuesday to walk to a friend's home in the 11500 block of Pecos Street, but he didn't get there and did not return home.

The boy was last seen at his family's home in the 11700 block of Decatur Street.  Around 11:30 p.m., Salvador's mother called police and reported him missing.

An extensive search for Salvador between his home and the friend's home about 2 miles away in the area of The Ranch County Club is being expanded, Westminster Police said Wednesday morning.

Weather will play a role in the search for the boy. Highs hovered around 0 degrees all day Tuesday and several inches of snow covered the ground from two recent snow storms.

The area between Salvador's home, and his friend's house, includes a golf course and Jackson Lake.  It's not yet clear what route Salvador would have taken to get to the friend's house.

A Code Red notification initially was sent to 171 residents in the area of W. 115th Avenue and Pecos Street.

Another Code Red alert was sent Wednesday morning around 9:30 a.m. to the expanded area, which is from the 11200 block to the 12000 block between Federal Boulevard and Huron Street.

Westminster Police asked the Denver Police Department to launch its helicopter to assist with an overhead search of the area.

The boy is described as 4-foot-8. He has brown hair and hazel eyes with a scar on his right cheek and a scar above his left eyebrow. He usually wears thick black-rimmed glasses.

He was last seen wearing a black jacket, black gloves and black/red tennis shoes.

Anyone with information or where Salvador might be is asked to call the Westminster Police Department at 303-658-4360.