Authorities searched Thursday for a 16-year-old diabetic boy who went missing in Altadena and needs his medication.

Dejuan Rhodes was last seen about 9:30 p.m. Tuesday at his group home in the 2900 block of El Nido Drive, the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department reported.

Rhodes is black, 5 feet 8, about 140 pounds, withs brown eyes and short black hair. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and dark blue shorts.

“He is diabetic — insulin dependent — and requires additional medication,” according to a sheriff’s statement. “His family and caregivers have not seen or heard from him. They are very concerned and asking for the public’s help in locating him.”

Anyone with information on the case was urged to call the sheriff’s Altadena Station at (626) 798-1131, or Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.

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