14-year-old Rockville Boy Missing Since Monday

Eighth grader walked away from his home and his family hasn't seen him since


Kevin Michael Franklin


Update 6 p.m.: A 14-year-old boy hasn’t been seen by his family since he left his Rockville home on Monday, according to county police.

Kevin Michael Franklin walked away from his family’s house on the 1700 block of Pitt Place at about 5:30 p.m., police said.

Police describe Franklin as about 5 feet 7 inches and 140 pounds. He has brown hair and hazel eyes and was wearing a blue zip-up hoodie, green long-sleeve shirt, blue and white Adidas track pants, and white tennis shoes when he was last seen, police wrote in a press release.

Franklin is an eighth-grader in Takoma Park Middle School’s Magnet program.

Valerie Levin, his mother, told Bethesda Beat on Wednesday morning that the family still doesn’t know where he is.

“We don’t have any ideas right now,” she said. “But we’re getting a lot of support. Words can’t even possibly explain how grateful we are for everybody’s help and support.”

In an email to parents, Takoma Park Middle School Principal Alicia Deeny wrote that the staff “hold Kevin and his family close to our hearts through this difficult time and hope that Kevin returns home safely.” She invited students and families to speak with counselors and the school administration.

Police had also been searching for a 22-year-old man from the Potomac area in a separate case, but announced Wednesday afternoon he was located safe and unharmed.

Robby Moutcheu Happy, from the 8800 block of Tuckerman Lane, left a residence at Amber Tree Court in Gaithersburg at about 7 p.m. Monday and hadn’t been seen since, according to police. He didn’t return to his house and family members had not been able to contact him.

Anyone with information about Franklin's whereabouts was asked to call police at 301-279-8000.

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