RCMP in New Brunswick are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a teen reported missing from a Moncton youth home.

James Hannah, 16, left the home without permission on Dec. 31, 2012.

Police say efforts to locate him have not been successful.

Hannah is described as six-feet-tall with a slim build, weighing roughly 145 pounds. He has short brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to contact Codiac Regional RCMP at 857-2400.