Mother of Port Clinton teen pleads for son to come home as volunteers continue search

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PORT CLINTON, Ohio (WJW)-- The mother of missing 14-year-old Harley Dilly had a message for her son on Saturday.

Dilly was last seen leaving his house in Port Clinton on Dec. 20.

"This has been bigger than we ever imagined, the love and support for our son. And he just needs to know how much he is loved and wanted. He just needs to come home. We miss you so much," said Heather Dilly, his mother. "Harley, we love you. Please come home. You're not in trouble."

Police Chief Robert Hickman reiterated the family is cooperating with the investigation into Harley's disappearance.

He also had a message to Harley:

"We are extremely worried about you. We organized this search for you today. You call the Port Clinton Police Department at 419-734-3121, you ask for me and I will come and get you personally, no matter where you're at," Hickman said.

Volunteers met at Lakeview Park Shelter House Saturday morning to continue search efforts for the teen.

Photos of Harley Dilly (Courtesy: Port Clinton Police Dept.)

Dilly is 4 foot 9 and weighs 100 pounds. He has brown hair and green eyes. He was last seen wearing the maroon coat, gray sweatpants and black tennis shoes.

A reward of more than $19,500 is available for information in the case. Anyone with tips is urged to call the Port Clinton Police Department at 419-734-3121 or the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children at 800-843-5678.

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