Jabez Spann, 14, has been missing from Sarasota, Florida since Sept. 4, 2017. Spann was last seen on Labor Day, Sept. 4, near the 1500 block of 23rd Street at a Labor Day barbecue with his family. His grandmother said later she saw him cross the street and thought he was going to a friend’s, but when he didn’t return on Sept. 5, she called the police and reported him missing.
There has been speculation in the Newtown community that Jabez may have witnessed a violent crime. Chief Dipino told Fox 13 that she’s heard that rumor too but detectives have not received any credible tips that would validate it.
Please take a minute to watch Jabez’ family talk about him. It is very powerful!
Spann is 5-foot-9, 120 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a turquoise shirt.
Anyone who has information is asked to contact Detective Megan Buck at 941-954-7067.