Photos courtesy of Danielle Curtiss.

2:25PM | Christopher Timmons, 15, returned to his Long Beach home Wednesday after having been missing for six days, his mother said.

Although his mother, Danielle Curtiss, said she was still trying to determine Timmons’ whereabouts, Curtiss said she was glad to have her son home and was thankful for the community’s support.

“We are so grateful to announce that Chris has been returned to us safe and unharmed,” she said in an email. “We are trying to sort out where and when and whom he was with.” Curtiss also expressed gratitude for the “overwhelming outpouring of support and love” the family has recieved from the Long Beach community.

Long Beach Teenager Missing Since Friday; Mother Seeks Public’s Help

August 5, 2:45PM | A Long Beach woman is desperately searching for her teenage son, and is seeking the public’s help in finding him.

Screen Shot 2014-08-05 at 1.58.34 PMChristopher Timmons, 15, of Long Beach went missing on Friday. He was last seen walking on Junipero Avenue in Signal Hill between noon and 1PM, said his mother, Danielle Curtiss.

Christopher is 5’11”, 195 pounds with brown eyes and brown hair, his mother said.

Christopher was last seen wearing khaki pants, black skate shoes, a purple T-shirt and an orange backpack. While Curtiss did not know what was in her son’s backpack, she said she knows he did not have vital medications for his asthma, ADHD and seizure conditions with him.

“We’re scared for him,” she said. “This is just so out of the ordinary for him.”

Curtiss said Christopher, who loves to play football and whose friends know him as Sketch, has not logged into any of his social media accounts and does not have a cellphone with him. She also said Christopher normally goes to his grandparents’ house when he’s upset, but they have not seen him.

“We just hope that he’s scared to come home and is at a friend’s house,” Curtiss said. “It’s sad to say something else could have happened, and we’re just so terrified. We’ve checked the local hospitals and have been communicating with the local police stations.”

Curtiss emphasized that she just wants her son to come home, and she doesn’t want him to think he’s going to be in trouble. 

MissingChrisBANNCurtiss is asking for the public’s help in finding her son. She said she has been posting flyers around the city with friends, but believes friends from Poly High School can help.

“The support I’ve gotten from my friends has been incredible, but we’re also asking for help from young people who may have gone to school with him,” she said. “This is so heartbreaking. He has a baby sister who’s almost two and she looks at the missing posters and says his name and starts crying. His father who has had minimal contact with him his whole life is aware of this and is trying to find him.”

Curtiss is also asking residents to repost the flyer on their social media pages in the hope that it could lead to Christopher’s return.

Anyone with information about Christopher’s whereabouts is asked to call the Signal Hill Police Department at 562-989-7200, call Curtiss at 562-506-5429, email her at [email protected] or reach out to Christopher’s Instagram, @Chrisplayin.