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Police still looking for missing Pekin boy

Robert Bee Jr. was last seen Nov. 18 in Pekin, according to police.
Robert Bee Jr. was last seen Nov. 18 in Pekin, according to police.

Police in central Illinois are still investigating the disappearance of a 13-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly two weeks.

The Pekin Daily Times reported that police there offered a $1,000 reward Monday for help in their search for the boy, Robert Bee Jr.

The boy’s mother reported him missing on Nov. 18. Pekin police designated him a runaway. Pekin police spokesman Mike Eeten said the department dedicated an investigation unit after the boy couldn’t be found in the ensuing days.

The boy is 4-foot-6, weighs 110 pounds and was last seen wearing a red and gray shirt, jeans and red shoes. Police said they haven’t issued an Amber Alert because they don’t have evidence the boy was abducted. Authorities have issued a Missing and Endangered Persons Advisory.

Anyone with information of Bee’s whereabouts can call Crimestoppers at 309-673-9000 or Pekin Police Department at 309-346-3132.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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