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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Officials with Texas Child Protective Services are turning to the public for help finding a missing boy.

CPS workers say Jayden Malone can’t be located. Officials with the state agency say they were granted legal custody of Malone to ensure that he would be safe and cared for, but they haven’t been able to find the 10-year-old since the ruling.

Besides his overall safety, workers confirmed that Jayden has several serious medical conditions that need immediate attention.

The boy is believed to be with Teresa Matterson, whose relationship or connection to the child could not be confirmed. Officials say the two could be somewhere in the Canton or Van Zandt County area.

Anyone with information about Jayden’s whereabouts is asked to contact CPS at 903-253-2374 or 903-203-7704.

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