Federal authorities are pleading with the public to help them identify a mystery boy through photos who they say may be in need of assistance.

The U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) office in Minneapolis said in a press release Tuesday they believe the individual pictured "may need law enforcement assistance, but may not be able to request it." They gave no further details as to why the boy may need assistance from authorities.

The release says authorities believe the boy may have lived or may currently live in either Minnesota or western Wisconsin. In the released photos, the boy is wearing a gray tee-shirt with "Minnesota" written on it.

They urge anyone with information on the identity of the individual to contact their tip line at 866-347-2423.