Missing Farmington teen with autism found

FARMINGTON, N.M. (AP) - A Farmington teenager with autism who was reported missing by his family has been found.

The Daily Times reports authorities say 17-year-old Travis Brown was found Friday night at a gas station in Albuquerque.

Farmington police spokesman Roque Velarde says Brown wandered into the station between 7:30 p.m. and 8 p.m. and told the clerk he was lost.

The clerk notified police and the boy's family drove to Albuquerque to pick him up.

Police say Brown, who has Asperger syndrome, was last seen on surveillance video getting into a car Thursday near Farmington high School.

This is the second time Brown has gone missing.

In September, multiple law enforcement agencies helped search for him after he left the city.

He was later found in Durango, Colo.


Information from: The Daily Times,

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1/19/2014 11:35:48 AM (GMT -6:00)