CLAYTON, Mo. – Police are looking for two teens who escaped the St. Louis County Juvenile Detention Center Sunday evening.

Officers could be seen searching Shaw Park at around 8:30 pm Sunday. Police left the park at 8:45 pm, saying the juveniles were not there.

It’s unclear why the juveniles, both 17, were in police custody. Both were last seen wearing blue shorts and green t-shirts.

The first escapee is a Black male with a medium complexion, standing approximately 5’6″ tall, and weighing 125 pounds with a slim build. He is wearing his hair in short twists.

The other individual is a Black male with a medium complexion, standing approximately 5’8″ tall, and weighing 130 pounds with a slim build. He has a low-cut afro hairstyle and a neck tattoo reading “DOD.”

Clayton police are leading the search and St. Louis County police are assisting.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of these young men is asked to call 911 or their nearest local law enforcement agency.