POCATELLO, Idaho -

After exhausting its own resources, the Pocatello Police Department is seeking public help in locating a missing boy.  He was identified as 17-year-old Justin B. Hughes. 

Police said the missing teen was last seen at his home on Myrtle Street in Pocatello on Dec. 16, 2013.  They said he has ties to St. Anthony, Rexburg, Idaho Falls and Pocatello.

Hughes was described as 6 feet tall, 140 pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a blue/black coat, black striped hooded sweatshirt, black jeans and tan boots.

Police said he may have shaved his hair short.

Anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Pocatello Police Department at (208) 234-6100 or the Detective Division at 234-6121.