Search continues for missing Fairfield teen

Fredrick Workman, 15, left a Des Moines youth facility August 2 and has not returned home.

The search continues for a missing Fairfield teenager.

Last week, KTVO reported that 15-year-old Freddy Workman had walked out of a Des Moines youth facility on August 2. He has not been seen or heard from since. Over the past week, Freddy's mother, Anna Shields, told us she's gotten many calls and tips, but still has not been able to locate her son.

Shields said family members searched parks in the Des Moines and West Des Moines area for about ten hours on Sunday and nine family members, including Freddy's stepdad, father, stepmom, aunt and cousin continued searching Tuesday, but with no luck.

Shields told us she has been in contact with the West Des Moines Police Department, who told her they do not have the resources to help with the search.

"I want everyone to know that Des Moines cops won't help," Shields said. "I also want to say, Freddy, if you are watching this, please call home. We love and miss you, so please let us know you are okay. We want you home safe."

Shields said she is looking for anyone in the Des Moines area willing to help their family search for Freddy. If you would like to help, call her home at 641-451-6088.

Lieutenant Jim Barrett of the West Des Moines Police Department told KTVO Wednesday that their office does not have an open case or any information for Freddy on file. Messages left for the Des Moines Police Department have not yet been returned.