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UPDATE: Missing Eureka boy found in Willow Creek

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The 15-year-old Eureka boy who went missing earlier this week has been found.

Thomas William Carlson was last seen on Monday. Officials with the Eureka Police Department say Carlson left class at Eureka High School upset and threw his books in the garbage. Carlson was located by the California Highway Patrol on Tuesday afternoon around Willow Creek. Carlson had no injuries when officers found him and police say he was “well” at that time.

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From the Eureka Police Department:
 
The Eureka Police Department is requesting the public’s assistance in locating 15-year-old Thomas William Carlson who was reported missing on 04/08/14. Thomas was last seen at Eureka High School on 04/07/14. He left class upset and threw his books in the trash. He has not been seen since. A friend reported that he contacted her on Facebook and said that he was walking to Redding, CA. Thomas is an American Indian male, 5’11”, 160 lbs., with brown eyes and neat brown medium length hair. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and grey sweatpants. Anyone with any information regarding Thomas Carlson is urged to contact the Eureka Police Department at (707) 441-4300 or (707) 441-4044.