UPDATE: Missing 14-year-old boy found, according to family members

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UPDATE: Wednesday, April 15, 4:16 p.m.

14-year-old David Steven Koetter has been found.

Koetter’s grandmother reached out to our news team and confirmed that he’s safe with his family.

Sources close to the family also confirmed on Facebook that Koetter has been found.

This is a developing story. Stick with Texoma’s Homepage for the latest information.


UPDATE: Wednesday, April 15, 3:15 p.m.

Wichita Falls police officers and neighbors of David Steven Koetter are still searching for the 14-year-old boy who went missing between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. Tuesday night.

WFPD detectives suspect no foul play in his disappearance and are considering Koetter a runaway.

WFPD officials said search dogs and drones were being used overnight near Lori Lane to look for Koetter but they have exhausted those measures for now.

Officials said Koetter went to walk his blue heeler named Sadie, near Haynes Northwest Academy.

Koetter is about 5’7″ and about 150 pounds, and is believed to be wearing a desert camo jacket with blue jeans and black and blue shoes.

According to Koetter’s family members, he likes to take long walks, so Koetter’s parents didn’t report him missing until around 11:40 p.m., believing he might have gotten lost.

Koetter’s grandmother said he left his phone and watch that connects to his phone at home.

Neighbors are suggesting if you live in that area and have a doorbell camera, check for anything that may help.

If you have any information, you are asked to call the Wichita Falls Police Department at 940-720-5000.


WICHITA FALLS (KFDX/KJTL) — The Wichita Falls Police Department are attempting to locate a juvenile that went missing overnight.

David Steven Koetter has been missing since Tuesday night and was last seen between 7:30 and 9:30 p.m. He was last seen by his parents leaving their home at #5 Lori lane on Tuesday night.

David is a 14-year-old male 5’7” 150 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes possibly wearing a desert camo jacket, blue jeans, and blue or black shoes. He was last seen walking with a blue heeler dog in the area of Sheppard AFB.

If you have any information on Davids whereabouts that can help locate him please call WFPD at 940-720-5000.

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