Stow police seeking help in finding missing boy

Teen believed to have run away in June

Nathan Berkenstock

STOW — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 17-year-old boy who has been missing for nearly two months.

Police posted a flyer on the department’s Facebook page on Tuesday concerning Nathan Berkenstock, who was last seen in Stow on June 16. The Ohio Attorney General’s office has also posted information about Berkenstock on its website, listing him as an “endangered runaway.”

“It was a runaway situation,” said Police Capt. Bryan Snavely on Wednesday. “Aside from this post, there’s been a significant amount of other investigation done on it, but it reached a point where we exhausted most investigatory leads and now we’re asking for assistance from the public.”

Police said it is possible Berkenstock may have gone to Youngstown.

“He was a foster child that was placed with a family in Stow, but has ties to the Youngstown area,” said Snavely.

Berkenstock is described as Black, 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighing about 150 pounds, with black hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, black pants with white stripes on them, black socks, and black slides.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Stow Police Department at 330-689-5700.

Reporter Jeff Saunders can be reached at or @JeffSaunders_RP.