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Published July 26, 2013, 09:26 PM

A 16-year-old is still missing after a month of searching

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Tonight, a 16-year-old is still missing after a month searching.

Fargo, ND (WDAY TV)-- Tonight, a 16-year-old is still missing after a month searching.

Edward Stubbs hopped on a bus from Texas in May, and came to North Dakota to work construction with his cousin.

He was last seen in downtown Fargo more than a month ago.

Now, his mother is asking for your help to track him down.

Edward is better known as "Ashton" that's what his family like to call him. Ashton, who is originally from El Paso, was up in Dickenson working with his cousin. But, on June 17th he disappeared. Family members say he simply walked off.

Jolene Stubbs- Son is Missing: "He's never done anything like this before."

Without a dollar in his pocket or a car to get around. This 5 foot, 10 inch boy, has been missing for 39 days.

"He's at that age, that you definitely aren't expecting a lot of things that teenagers come up with."

His mom, Jolene Stubbs drove across the country to locate her son. Who, she says, is blonde, very skinny, wears a hoodie and is very much a loner.

"Taking off is usually out of character probably for almost, I mean it almost seem it's probably out of character for almost anyone."

The 16 year-old has been spotted in Bismark. And most recently in downtown Fargo.

Police say, they have reason to believe the teenager might still be in within city limits.

Lt. Joel Vettel- Fargo Police: "It's apparent that the young man does not want to be found. And so, obviously with his age, and certainly there is some concern that he might have some confusion and things like that, we are certainly doing all we can to try and locate him."

Officials add, he could be hitchhiking to get around. His mother thought the same. Thought Ashton might be trying to find his way home.

"He never made it and that's when I started feeling, you know what something's really wrong. I gotta go look for him."

The Texas teen was last seen wearing a teal or blue, striped hoodie sweatshirt and baggy jeans.

Jolene Stubbs says her son could be confused, but she just wants to know that he's okay.

"At that age you want freedom. You want to feel like you're in control. And at sixteen that's just probably just a natural reaction that you want to feel like you're in charge and you're in control of your own life "

The Stubbs family is offering a 200 dollar reward for his return. If you have any information you're urged to contact the Fargo Police Department.