Teen missing out of Marion County

A missing/endangered alert has been issued for a teen out of Marion County.

The Marion County Sheriff’s Office says 17-year-old Hector Luis Alvarez III was last seen getting into a stolen 2007 Silver Pontiac G6 convertible with the Florida license plate 556WKG outside of his home Wednesday evening around 8:30.

Family members say he recently made comments that have them concerned for his safety.

Alvarez is described as a 5'5" Hispanic male, roughly 148 pounds, last seen wearing light colored denim, a black t-shirt and a white, long-sleeved t-shirt underneath.

Deputies ask anyone with information on his whereabouts to contact 911 or the Marion County Sheriff's Office at (352)732-8181.