Early Friday afternoon, Riviera Beach police announced that a 12-year-old boy who went missing has been found.

Demajae Bryers was located at a friend's home, close to his own home, about 11:30 a.m., according to an email from Rose Anne Brown, spokes woman for the Riviera Beach Police Department.

Police alerted the public early Friday morning that the youngster had run out of his home about 5 p.m. Thursday to avoid being disciplined.

During an extensive door-to-door search, detectives were tipped to where Demarjae was hiding.

He is in good health and has since been returned to his mother, Brown Said.