Authorities safely locate missing 12-year-old boy with autism

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UPDATE – The child has been located safely. His name and photo have been removed from this story due to his status as a juvenile.

BARTHOLOMEW COUNTY, Ind. – Authorities in Bartholomew County are searching for a missing 12-year-old boy with autism tonight.

The boy was last Central Middle School in Columbus and is likely to be in the area.

He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, gray jeans, black Puma shoes and a neon green digital camo color backpack.

It is believed that he is lost and not attempting to run away.

He is 4’9″, 70 lbs, brown eyes and black hair.

If you have seen him or have any information on his whereabouts, please contact us immediately by either dialing 911 or in non-emergency situations 812-379-1689.