Missing teenage boy with autism found safe at a Sandy house

Published on November 13, 2017 at 06:39AM

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah (AP) — Police in Sandy say a teenage boy with autism who has been missing since Friday morning has been found safe and in good health.

They say 15-year old Andrew Cook was located in Draper on Saturday night.

The Deseret News reports that authorities received a tip that the teenager was seen in Sandy.

Detectives responded and were able to locate him inside a residence.

Police say the occupants of the house were not aware that Cook was a missing juvenile.

The teen had been missing after being last seen walking out of the Pepperwood gated community around 10 am. Friday.

Police were called about 11 hours later and began their search.