OPD Continues Search for Missing 10 Year Old

Searching Went on Through the Night

OTTUMWA – On Wednesday, November 6th at approximately 4:30 PM, the Ottumwa Police Department had been notified of a missing person.  The missing person is identified as:


Name:  Deontae John Michael Renken

Age:  10

Address:  402 South Webster Street, Ottumwa, IA 52501


Renken was reported to have walked away from his residence.


Renken is described as a white male, 4 feet 7 inches tall, 120 pounds, brown eyes, and brown hair.  Renken was last seen wearing a red and blue shirt, a blue jean jacket, brown boots and a green and gray back pack.


Renken has been reported missing before and has been found hiding in the creek area in Wildwood Park and other locations in and around Ottumwa.  Renken will actively attempt to hide from searching police officers.  Ottumwa Police officers have also checked the areas and locations where Renken has been located in the past.


The police department has notified A Child Is Missing and has also requested the Ottumwa Fire Department to assist in attempting to locate Renken.


If anyone observes Renken, or has information on his whereabouts, they are requested to contact the Ottumwa Police Department at 641-683-0661, or their closest law enforcement agency.


Update: As of 8:50 AM on Thursday, November 7th, the child is still missing.