Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate missing boy Jayden Whyte.
The 12-year-old was with a family member at Southern Cross Railway Station last night (1 May).
Both were waiting to catch a 5.55pm train from Melbourne to Bendigo on Platform 16, however the train departed before Jayden boarded.
Jayden had left the station by the time his family member was able to return to the platform.
Police and family members hold concerns for Jayden’s welfare as he has autism, and also due to his age.
They have released an image in the hope someone recognises him and can provide information on his whereabouts.
Jayden is described as about 150cm tall with a slim build and short fair hair
Jayden was last seen wearing glasses, a black jacket with a white logo, a school jumper, blue shorts and a black cap.
Police believe he may have boarded a tram about 6pm at Bourke Street, near Southern Cross Railway Station, and travelled east towards Bourke Street Mall.
Anyone who sees Jayden or may have information on his whereabouts is urged to contact Melbourne West Police Station on 8690 4444.