Search continues for missing 11-year-old Avondale boy

Search continues for missing 11-year-old Avondale boy

The search continues for a missing 11-year-old boy in Jefferson Parish.

Markel Joyce, 11, was last seen Wednesday morning. Deputies state that the boy fled from his residence around 9 a.m. following a verbal altercation with his foster mother.

Joyce was last seen at his home in the 300 block of Coretta Street in Avondale. He was last seen wearing only navy blue Dickies uniform pants. Officers state he was not wearing shoes or a shirt.

Family members and officers continue their search for the boy. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Derek Johnson at (504) 364-5300 or Crime Stoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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