LEE COUNTY, SC (WIS) - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is asking for the public's assistance in locating a 17-year-old who did not return home from school last week.
According to Sheriff Daniel Simon, 17-year-old Shakez Bracey of Bishopville disappeared after attending classes at Lee Central High School on Friday.
Sheriff Simon said Bracey did not show up for school on Monday.
"We've talked with the parents," Simon said. "They filed a missing persons and we're actively looking for him as we speak."
Family members say it's odd that one has heard from or seen the Lee Central senior. According to them, Bracey is always at some family member's house.
Bracey's loved ones also believe that his disappearance could be linked to a homicide that occurred over the weekend because he and the victim were believed to be friends. However, Simon has said the two incidents are not related yet.
If you know of his whereabouts, you are urged to call The Lee County Sheriff's Office at 803-484-5353 or Crimestoppers at 1-888-CRIME-SC.