VPD searching for missing 14-year-old boy with autism

Apr 12 2021, 11:44 am

UPDATE:

Kurtis Wong, the 14-year-old who went missing earlier today, has been located safe and sound. Vancouver Police are in the process of reuniting him with this family.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Vancouver Police are asking for help to find a missing boy with autism who was last seen leaving his East Vancouver home on Monday morning.

According to VPD, 14-year-old Kurtis Wong left home around 8:30 am in the Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood.

“Kurtis has autism and his ability to speak or communicate is limited, so he might not ask for help,” said VPD Sgt. Steve Addison.

“He loves elevators and dogs, so we’re asking everyone out there to keep their eyes open and to call 911 immediately if he’s found.”

Police said Kurtis is Asian, 5’8,” with a medium build and short, black hair. He wears prescription eyeglasses. He was last seen wearing a red Reebok t-shirt with white lettering on the front, black pants, and a black puffy Tumi jacket that was wrapped around his waist. He has black shoes that say “Calvin Klein” across the toes.

“We have every available resource searching for Kurtis, including our patrol officers, traffic members, school liaison officers, and community safety personnel,” said Addison.

Anyone who sees him is asked to call 911 and stay with him until first responders arrive.

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