PEKIN – Private search group Trucks 4 Kidz Missouri and Illinois began their search for Robert Bee on Saturday.

The 13-year-old boy from Pekin has been missing since Nov. 17 after running away from a truancy officer.

According to a Facebook Live video posted to the organization’s page, Trucks 4 Kidz combed through “a lot of (Pekin),” including the surrounding wooded areas.

In the video, group president Anthony Accardi said the group “had a few (leads)” during their search, but they can’t discuss the investigation details until the case is closed.

The group searched Saturday from 8 a.m. to about 6 p.m., according to the video. They plan to return with more volunteers and resources soon.

“We aren’t going to stop until we find him,” Accardi said.

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