Two missing 12-year-olds in Rapid City

Missing 12 Year Olds

UPDATE (7:11 p.m.) — Both children have been found safe.


PENNINGTON COUNTY, SD – Two children left Southwest Middle School at 12:35 pm on Tuesday, April 13, 2021 and have gone missing.

The missing children are 12-year-olds Xavier Wangen and Takoda Lynch, both of Rapid City. Both boys are predominantly dressed in black. Law Enforcement is actively looking for the children.

Xavier Wangen is a 12 year old Caucasian. He stands 5’4”, weighs 110 pounds, has blue eyes, short brown hair, and is described as wearing blue shoes and a black hoodie with the number 23 in white on his back.

Takoda Lynch is described as a 12 year old Native American. He is 5’1”, 110 pounds with brown eyes, brown hair, wearing a black hoodie, black pants, and black and white shoes.
Both children left the school unaccompanied and we have reason to be concerned about their wellbeing.

If anyone has information about the boys or where they can be found, please contact the Pennington County Sheriff’s Office (605) 394-2151.

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