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14 Year Old African American Male With Autism Missing in N. Hollywood, CA

Posted May 07 2010 12:00am
Yannick From ContraCostaTimes:

NORTH HOLLYWOOD — Police asked the public to be on the lookout for a 14-year-old autistic boy who left his North Hollywood home early this morning.

Yannick Atangana was last seen about 2:30 a.m. at his parents' residence in the 5300 block of Corteen Place, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The teen is about 5 feet 4 inches tall, weighs 115 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a red, white and black striped shirt and brown shorts.

The boy suffers from low-functioning autism. He has a difficult time communicating, may not answer if spoken to, and "has the tendency to become combative if he's restrained," according to an LAPD statement. He is also afraid of dogs.

Anyone seeing him was urged to call the LAPD North Hollywood Station at 818-623-4045.

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