Deputies from the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office (HCSO) are hoping that the public can help locate a runaway teen who has been missing since May.
According to the HCSO, on May 17, Jacob Bedson, 17, who is under the care of Youth and Family Alternatives (YFA) was taken by a YFA staff member to a Spring Hill store in the 5300 block of Spring Hill Drive to shop for clothing. Once there, the teen eluded the YFA staffer by slipping out the rear door of the store.
Bedson is described as white, 5’9”- tall weighing 110 pounds with medium length curly blonde hair and blue/gray eyes.
He is described by the YFA as a frequent runaway and may be headed to or located at the homeless camp near 13508 Hicks Rd. in Hudson.
Anyone who has seen Bedson or knows where to locate him should call Det. Tom Cameron at the Hernando County Sheriff’s Office, 352-754-6830.