Update: Mercedes was found and is safe.

Pasco Sheriff’s deputies are currently searching for Ethan Mercedes, a missing/runaway 16-year-old. Mercedes is 5’3”, around 125 lbs., with brown hair and brown eyes. Mercedes was last seen on Oct. 2 around 1:45 a.m., in the Estate Garden Dr. area of Wesley Chapel. Mercedes was last seen wearing a gray hoodie with a Champion logo on the front, black shorts and black tennis shoes. If you have any information on Mercedes’ whereabouts, please call the Pasco Sheriff’s Non-Emergency Line at 727-847-8102, option 7. You can also report tips online at

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