UPDATE: The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has cancelled an endangered person advisory for Zakary Javurek.

Deputies reported just before 8 a.m. that the teenager had been found safe.

Authorities in Springfield are asking for the public’s help in finding a teenager who is missing in Springfield.

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office says Zakary Javurek never came home last night. He was last seen walking into a wooded area north of his friends house on South Hemlock in Springfield.

Friends reported Zakary posted himself drinking alcohol and taking pills, then sent concerning Snapchats with possible suicidal statements.

Zakary is 16 years old, 5 feet 2 inches, about 110 pounds, with light brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last wearing a gray North Face sweatshirt and maroon pants.

If you have any information on where Zakary could be, please call 911.


EMPHASIS:  Endangered Person Advisory

The Greene County Sheriff’s Office has issued an Endangered Person Advisory for a missing person incident that occurred at 3891 S. Hillsdale Avenue, Springfield, MO at 6:00 p.m. on October 14, 2019.

Missing Is: Zakary J. Javurek is a white male, age 16, height 5 feet 2 inches, 110 pounds, light brown hair, hazel eyes, wearing a gray North Face hooded sweatshirt and maroon pants.

Brief circumstances regarding the Endangered Missing Person incident:

Subject told his parents he was going to a friend’s house at 6:00 p.m. on October 14, 2019. Shortly after, the subject’s parents were contacted by his friends about concerning things being posted on Snapchat. Subject posted a video of himself consuming several pills with alcohol,  and had a firearm similar to a revolver. Subject also sent a message with possible suicidal statements. Subject’s parents advised he owns an Airsoft-style revolver. Subject is prescribed medication  for depression. Subject was last seen walking into a wooded area north of his friend’s residence on South Hemlock in Springfield, MO.

Anyone seeing the missing person, suspect, associate, or vehicle, or anyone having any information related to the endangered missing person should immediately dial 911 to contact the nearest law enforcement agency or call the Greene County Sheriff’s Office at 417-868-4040.