Missing Albemarle teen with autism found safe

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UPDATE 4:20 A.M. — A missing Albemarle teenager with autism has been found and safely returned home.

“After being missing for 12 hours, the juvenile was found in good spirits with minor scrapes, he was medically cleared by the Western Albemarle Rescue Squad, and has been returned safely home” said Chief Deputy Chan Bryant with the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office.

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WRIC) — Authorities are searching for a missing Albemarle teenager with autism.

The 16-year-old from Mission Home Lane was last seen at 3 p.m. on Wednesday, wearing a grey button down shirt, blue jeans, and hiking shoes. 

Several rescue teams and K9 units are searching the ground, while helicopters and drones are looking for him from the sky. 

Anyone with information about where the teen may be should contact the Albemarle County Sheriff’s Office.

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