UPDATE: Kyah Kendrick has been located and is safe.

Nixa Police are asking the public to submit tips to help locate a missing endangered teen. Kyah Kendrick is a 16-year-old from Nixa who is considered endangered due to a medical diagnosis.

Police say some of Kendrick’s associates may be armed and dangerous.

Kendrick was last seen around 1 p.m. May 1, leaving his home in Nixa on foot. He was wearing a brown Carhartt jacket, grey sweatpants, and white and grey sneakers with patches of orange and yellow. He also wears a silver necklace with a gold tube attached, holding ashes.

Police say Kendrick may be in Springfield with known gang members. He also has ties to Rogersville. Police urge members of the public to approach Kendrick with caution, as he may be armed.

A young man poses for a photo
Nixa Police are are asking the public to submit tips to help locate Kyah Kendrick. Kendrick, age 16, was last seen May 1. (Photo: Nixa Police)

Call Nixa Police immediately if you have any tips about Kendrick’s possible location: 417-725-2510.

Jeff Kessinger

Jeff Kessinger is the Reader Engagement Editor for the Springfield Daily Citizen, and the voice of its daily newsletter SGF A.M. He covered sports in southwest Missouri for the better part of 20 years, from young athletes to the pros. The Springfield native and Missouri State University alumnus is thrilled to be doing journalism in the Queen City, helping connect the community with important information. He and wife Jamie daily try to keep a tent on the circus that is a blended family of five kids and three cats. More by Jeff Kessinger