Missing teenager with autism found safe

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CHAMPAIGN COUNTY, Ill. (WCIA) — A teenager with autism was found safe after he disappeared Wednesday morning.

Police, firefighters and volunteers searched along Route 45 near Tolono to find him. They went to area businesses and even searched fields.

The Champaign County Sheriff’s Office found him at the Illinois Terminal in Champaign. “[There was] a lot of relief…after we told them and my deputy was there and I let them know he was found and you can just tell that they were just relieved,” said Justin Levingston, Tolono Interim Police Chief. He was found before 10 a.m. Wednesday. He told officials he was going to a Walmart.

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