UPDATE: Missing Belvidere boy found safe, police say

Kayleb was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 24. leaving a residence on foot.
Kayleb was last seen on Saturday, Sept. 24. leaving a residence on foot.(Belvidere Police Department)
Published: Sep. 29, 2022 at 4:23 PM CDT
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UPDATE: 4:40 p.m. September 30, 2022

BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - A 12-year-old boy from Belvidere is reunited with his family.

Belvidere police issued an update Friday, Sept. 30 that Kayleb Hamilton has been found safe. Police extended their appreciation to everyone who helped with the search.

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BELVIDERE, Ill. (WIFR) - The Belvidere Police Department is asking for help finding 12-year-old Kayleb Hamilton.

Kayleb was reported missing to the Belvidere Police Department around 5:00 a.m. on September 28.

His mother told police that Kayleb left the residence in the 700 block of E. Hurlbut Ave on foot between midnight and 5:00 a.m. on September 28.

Kayleb is described as being five feet tall and 90 pounds. He was last seen wearing a gray sweatshirt, gray sweatpants, white Nike shoes and a red/black backpack with a monster face.

Anyone with information about Kayleb’s whereabouts is asked to call Belvidere Police Detective Section at 815-544-2135 as soon as possible.

Note: Belvidere police corrected the date Kayleb was last seen due to a typo in the original report released by investigators to the media. Police apologized to the family for any undue stress caused by the error. WIFR has updated this story accordingly.