Missing Odessa child found safe

ODESSA -- UPDATE: A child missing late this afternoon in Odessa has been found.

The Odessa Police Department is asking for the public’s assistance in locating missing child, Lazarus Jesus Lopez, with just 10 years of age.

He was last seen today at 4:06 P.M. wearing a black & gray sweater with jeans and carrying a red & blue backpack. This was at 43rd & Gage. A helicopter has been hovering over the area for some time now in search for the child.

Anyone with information in reference to his whereabouts is encouraged to contact the Odessa Police Department or Odessa Crime Stoppers at