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Family continues nonstop search for St. Paul teen missing since April 15

Chuejee Thao was last seen on the Robert Street bridge in St. Paul.

The family of a missing St. Paul teenager continues to hold out hope that they'll find Chuejee Thao, who hasn't been seen or heard from since Monday, April 15. 

St. Paul Police Department alerted the public of Thao's disappearance, noting that the 17-year-old got off a school bus at the intersection of Livington Ave. and Isabel St. that Monday afternoon. 

A GoFundMe for the Thao family says Thao was last seen that day in St. Paul on the Robert Street bridge, at which point he was wearing a dark green zip-up hoodie, dark blue jeans, black shoes and carrying a black messenger bag. 

Thao is 5-foot-6 and 120 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes. 

"My family and I have been searching for him non stop since the 15th, and many people have joined us in our search for Chuejee, but sadly, we still haven't been able to locate my brother," says Thao's sister, Pa Kou Thao, who is moving back to Minnesota from Japan to assist in the search for her brother. 

Search efforts around the Mississippi River banks have been led by the family each day, and as soon as water levels recede they'll be able to utilize boats for a more expansive search. 

"The police are waiting for water levels to go down to further their searches. Though we are hopeful, we are also preparing for the worst," Thao's sister wrote in an update to the GoFundMe on Monday. 

A Facebook page called "Hope for Chuejee Thao" is where the family plans to consistently post updates on search efforts. 

Here's a copy of the flier that has been posted throughout parts of St. Paul. 

Chuejee

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