(UPDATE) The search for a missing northeast Iowa teenager ended this morning. Fayette County sheriff’s officials report that 14-year-old Walker Richardson has been found and is safe.
They released no other details on where he was located or where he had been.
Authorities are searching for a missing autistic teenager in northeast Iowa’s Fayette County.
Sheriff’s officials are asking for the public’s help in locating 14-year-old Walker Richardson of Arlington. They say he was last seen Wednesday around 2:30 p.m. wearing a blue shirt and blue jeans.
According to authorities, Richardson is a highly-functioning autistic who they are actively trying to find. Sheriff’s officials began their search Wednesday afternoon but suspended operations overnight over safety concerns. Authorities are organizing a search party and plan to resume search operations at 9:30 this morning.
Anyone wanting to assist in the search should report to the Arlington Fire Station.
(By Elwin Huffman, KOEL, Waterloo)