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Idaho police on frantic search for teen who vanished after prom

Authorities in Idaho were frantically searching for Kristian Perez who vanished Friday after his high school prom.

Authorities in Idaho were frantically searching for Kristian Perez who vanished Friday after his high school prom.  (Orofino Police Department)

Authorities in Idaho were frantically searching for a 17-year-old boy who vanished Friday after his high school prom.

Orofino police were still searching for Kristian Perez on Monday. Perez apparently left the prom at about 9:30 p.m. and his family has not seen or heard from him since, KREM-TV reported.

Police confirmed that the teen had signed out of the prom at 9:32 p.m. He had gone to the event with a relative and his tuxedo jacket, one shoe and a broken cell phone were recovered near the vehicle.

Police said in a statement they obtained a search warrant to scour through Perez’s call records and text messages to try and find out any information that could be useful in their search.

 Police, using a K-9 officer, indicated he may have walked from where the prom was being held to a nearby parking lot along U.S. Highway 12 and got into a car.

Lewiston police confirmed they followed up on a possible sighting of Perez in the city, about 40 miles west of Orofino, but surveillance video showed it was not him, Orofino police said.