Texas Equusearch volunteers spent much of the day Sunday searching for a 15-year-old boy who hasn’t been seen since early last week.

Jason Hamilton was last seen about noon June 11 Equusearch founder Tim Miller said. The teen left a note with his family saying he was running away.

The missing teen who is the grandson of District Court Judge Lonnie Cox has brown hair is 5 foot 8 inches tall and weighs about 130 pounds. Hamilton was wearing dark jeans a T-shirt featuring the logo of the band Pantera with a white shirt underneath and blue and white tennis shoes.

Police conducted an initial search last week and followed up leads that he was seen in the Bacliff area Dickinson police Det. Tim Cromie said. Police were joined by the Galveston County Sheriff’s Office in the initial search.

Equusearch also had volunteers helping with the search last week. With all of the leads exhausted as to Hamilton’s whereabouts Equusearch put out a call for a more intense search Sunday.

Miller said a command post was established Sunday morning at 4400 Orange Street in Bacliff. Cox was among the volunteers helping in the search. Miller said during the search Hamilton’s back pack was found.

Hamilton left a note with family that he was running away Cromie said.

It was the third time since February police have searched or Hamilton according to Dickinson police reports. Each time he left a note stating he was running away.

Four months ago the teen was found walking with his girlfriend who also was reported as a runaway then. Cromie said police suspect the boy might be staying with friends helping him hide out.

If so those people could face criminal charges for harboring a runaway Cromie said.

Anyone with information on the missing teen should call Dickinson police at 281-337-4700.

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