Missing 8-year-old last seen on Fourth of July in Lakewood found safe

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8-year-old Derek Montoya of Lakewood was reported missing on July 5, 2021. (Credit: Lakewood police)

LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) — UPDATE (4:42 p.m.) Police said an 8-year-old boy missing since the Fourth of July was found on Monday afternoon.

The Lakewood Police Department said around 4:40 p.m. that police personnel found Derek Montoya safe.

ORIGINAL: Lakewood police are hoping the public can help them locate a missing 8-year-old boy who was last seen on the Fourth of July around 6 p.m.

Derek Montoya was last seen near 7393 W. Jefferson Ave. in Lakewood.

Montoya was wearing a black t-shirt, tan shorts, and black high-top shoes.

The Lakewood Police Department is asking anyone with information to call 303-980-7300.

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