MISSING: 8-year-old little boy vanishes on 4th of July

Colorado police are searching for an 8-year-old boy who disappeared from the Lakewood area on July 4 and need the public’s help in locating him.

According to Lakewood police, Derek Montoya was last at around 6 p.m. near 7393 W. Jefferson Avenue. He was last seen wearing black high-top shoes, a black t-shirt, and khaki shorts.

So far, authorities haven’t provided additional information about the case. It’s unclear if foul play is suspected at this time.

Anyone with information on Derek’s whereabouts should contact Lakewood police at 303-980-7300.