UPDATE: Missing Dowagiac teen found unharmed

By: NewsCenter 16 Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Email

Update from the Dowagiac Police Department:
The Dowagiac Police Department reports that the missing person, Daven Brown, has been located and is currently with family. During the investigation, Dowagiac Police contacted A Child Is Missing for alerts, National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, local media, and several surrounding law enforcement agencies. Family members reported an increase in “conversation” on social media which alerted to a possible location. Mr. Brown was located by family and was returned home.

Dowagiac Police were able to speak with Mr. Brown upon his return home and he advised that he was with friends during his time away from home and neglected to tell family of his whereabouts. Mr. Brown will not face any charges or penalties as a result of this incident and Dowagiac Police are happy that he has returned home safely.



Dowagiac authorities had been looking for missing 17-year-old Daven Lamont Brown.

His parents last saw him in person on Monday. He left for the night in a family vehicle but did not return home the next morning.

Brown is described as a medium complexion African American male with a thin build, with brown hair and brown eyes. He is approximately 5 feet 11 inches tall and weighs around 180lbs.

Brown was last seen wearing camouflage full-length pants, red Nike shorts under the pants, and a red Nike shirt with the phrase "Just Do It."

According to family members, Brown was last seen driving his parent’s 2001 4-door gray or silver Ford Taurus.

The vehicle’s Michigan registration plate is BES2081 and it has a “Southwestern Michigan College” window decal in the rear window. There is also a “Regency Beauty Institute” decal in the rear window.

Please call police at 269-782-9743 with any information.


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