UPDATE Saturday, December 8: Yates has been located, his mother Melanie Robbins said.
A 14-year-old Kitsap County boy was missing for over three weeks.
Brayden Yates, a high school freshman, was seen leaving South Kitsap High School around 11:30 a.m. Nov. 14. Later he was spotted trying to hitchhike on Berry Lake Rd. around 2:30 p.m., according to witnesses.
A missing person report was filed with police. The Kitsap County Sherriff’s Office confirmed that Yates remained unaccounted for as of Friday.
“It’s an awful feeling for a parent,” Robbins said during a phone interview Thursday.