Kidnapped Winston-Salem teenager Jair Junior Gasga-Espinoza, police say

WINSTON-SALEM, NC (WGHP) – Police are searching for a 17-year-old who was allegedly abducted in Winston-Salem, according to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety.

Jair Junior Gasga-Espinoza has been missing for about 8 p.m. Sunday. Police said he was last known to be at an address on the 500 block of North Martin Luther King Drive in Winston-Salem.

He is described as a 5ft 11in Hispanic boy weighing around 200lbs. He has black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a white t-shirt, gray sweatpants, white tennis shoes and a black baseball cap.

The NCDPS has not released any details about the kidnapping suspects. It is not known whether he was abducted on foot or in a vehicle.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the Winston-Salem Police Department at (336) 773-7700 or call 911.

AMBER stands for America’s Missing: Broadcast Emergency Response and also serves as a way to honor Amber Hagerman, who was kidnapped and killed in 1996.

Law enforcement throughout our state is constantly working to resolve missing persons cases. In some of these cases, authorities are working with the North Carolina Center for Missing Persons to provide answers to relatives of those who are missing. The NC Center for Missing Persons is responsible for issuing Amber Alerts and Silver Alerts.

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