San Benito CISD seeking help in locating teen runaway

Fernando Martinez Jr.

SAN BENITO — School district officials are seeking help from the community in locating a runaway teen.

According to a press release from San Benito CISD, 16-year-old Fernando Martinez, Jr., of San Benito, is believed to be a runaway.

Martinez is 5 feet, seven inches tall, 140 pounds and has brown eyes and black hair.

According to a SBCISD Police Facebook post, he was possibly seen Tuesday in Brownsville wearing a leather jacket and carrying a backpack behind First Cash Pawn near the Expressway and Price Road.

As of Monday, Fernando did not return home, and he has not made contact with his family, according to a SBCISD Police Facebook post.

Anyone who knows the whereabouts of Fernando is asked to contact the San Benito CISD Police Department at (956) 361-6480. Erasmo Gonzalez is the Lead Officer on this case.