Missing autistic teen found safe

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UPDATE: Michael Williams has been found and is safe. He was found Saturday morning, just before 2 a.m. Police have not provided any further details.


INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 15, 2014) — Police and fire crews spent Friday evening looking for missing autistic teen, 16-year-old Michael Williams. But at midnight,  the Indianapolis Metro Police Department and Indianapolis Fire Department suspended the joint effort for the night. In a statement, IFD said search crews had used all available resources and had not located the teen.

He was last seen near Fairfield Avenue and Guilford. Search crews scoured a  12 square-mile radius from that location.

Michael’s status was changed from runaway to missing person, per policy relating to his high-functioning autism.

Michael is described as a light skinned black male, 6-feet tall and 130 pounds.   He is wearing a white collared shirt similar to a school uniform, tan pants, red shorts under the pants and blue Adidas tennis shoes.

Anyone who knows Michael’s whereabouts or sees Michael should call 911. Do not approach him.

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