ABILENE, Texas -

The Taylor County Sheriff's Department is asking for help in locating a missing teen.

The department issued the following press release:

The Taylor County Sheriff’s Office is asking for your help in locating a teenager reported missing on Sunday (6-30-13).

His name is Jody Allen Niedecken, and he is 15 ½  years old.  He is a white male, with dark brown hair. He is approximately 5’10” tall, and weighs about 160 lbs. 

He was last seen in a residential area on the south side of Tye, wearing a gray “Aeropostale” T-shirt, dark blue jeans, white socks, and “Adidas” flip-flops. 

If you have information about the location of this young man, please contact the Taylor County Sheriff’s Office at 325-674-1300.