UPDATE (March 8, 2018 8:11 a.m.):

Cody Jones has been located safe and returned home. Thank you for sharing his information in the effort to locate him quickly!

Original Release (March 8, 2018 6:51 a.m.):

Baltimore County Police continue their search for a missing 11-year-old boy, Cody Jones, from the 1000 block of Bayner Road in Essex.

Cody was last seen by friends around 8 p.m. at basketball practice at Deep Creek Middle School. Where he went after that, no one knows, but he never returned home.

Cody is approximately 4'10", 90 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes, and he has a birthmark on the right side of his neck. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt with dark blue horizontal stripes, blue jeans, brown Timberland boots, and a yellow vest with a blue hood.

Anyone who may have information on Cody's whereabouts is asked to contact police at 410-307-2020 or simply dial 9-1-1. Detectives from the Crimes Against Children Unit are continuing the search for Cody Jones.