Search underway for transgender teen missing since early Friday

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DENVER -- A transgender teenager went missing from his home near the University of Denver early Friday morning and hasn't been seen since, according to the boy's mother.

Sally "Scotty" Mae Fritzler is believed to have walked away from his home on South Gaylord between Amherst and Cornell at around 3:00 to 4:00 a.m.

The teenager, 16, is depressed and anti-social and has asthma. It's unknown if he has his inhaler with him. His mother said the boy left home with no belongings; he was last seen wearing blue jeans, a dark colored shirt and blue Van's shoes.

"I'm a nurse for a living and have watched a lot of difficult situations, but this is by far the worst thing I’ve ever been through in my life," Scotty's mother, Tessa Fritzler, told FOX31. "There isn’t any words to describe it."

"I ask anybody to please look for him," said Scotty's stepfather Joey Clonts. "Just find him. Please, bring our baby home."

Scotty is described as 5-feet-5, 170 pounds with blue eyes and dyed blue hair. The boy's mother said he has scars on his arms and stomach and may be suicidal.

Scotty left a note for his family saying he didn't want to live anymore.

Nearly a dozen volunteers met at Thomas Jefferson High School (where the teenager is a junior) Monday afternoon, then spread out to parks across the city to look for Scotty.

If you see Scotty, please contact Denver police at 720-913-6653.

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