Deputies ask public for help with finding teenage boy last seen in Lake Worth Beach

Matthew Rodriguez, 17, vanished on Friday in Palm Beach County. (Courtesy photo)

LAKE WORTH BEACH, Fla. – Matthew Rodriguez, who is 17 years old and 5 feet, 7 inches tall, was the subject of a “missing child alert” on Friday night.

Deputies asked the public for help with finding him after he vanished in east-central Palm Beach County’s city of Lake Worth Beach.

Matthew, who weighs about 140 pounds, has brown hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black and brown hoodie and a black T-shirt with a tuxedo pattern when he vanished.

Deputies were asking anyone with information about his whereabouts to call 561-688-3000.

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