Bradenton 12-year-old reported missing by family

BRADENTON, Fla. (WFLA) — The Manatee County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help to find a Bradenton boy reported missing by his father.

According to deputies, 12-year-old Leonel Corona’s father dropped him off at Astro Skate on 3rd Street West around 8:30 Friday night.

When his father returned around 11 p.m. to pick him up, he was told Leonel left with a friend. Leonel’s family also suspected the 12-year-old went to his girlfriend’s house.

Authorities checked both leads but did not find Leonel.

He is described as 5’3″ and about 80 pounds with hair styled in a Mohawk. He was last seen wearing a green shirt, black jacket and khaki pants.

Anyone with information is asked to call (941) 747-3011. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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