8-year-old boy found safe in Thornton

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THORNTON, Colo. –An 8-year-old boy who was missing for about three hours Tuesday night in Thornton was found safe according to police.

Authorities launched a search for the boy because his parents said he’s autistic and could become disoriented when away from the neighborhood.

The parents told officers they last saw him traveling northeast from their residence on his red bicycle at about 7:20 p.m.

Police said he was found safe in the area of 83rd and Washington after 10 p.m. He was returned home to cheering in the neighborhood.




  • Anonymous

    As a Mom myself ,knowing he would easily get disoriented,I deffinatly look into some sort of tracking device,that my lil Man be wearing,but glad to hear he was found!

  • Cindi

    I am a mother of a son with Autism. I am also support group president going on 23 years now. I understand that no 2 children are alike bu t it os worth the try. I set up boundaries for my son. I physically took him outside and showed him exactly where he could ride his bike. He actually stuck to those boundaries. When we moved to another house we unpacked his bike for helping him but hsd not set the boundaries. He came into the house, took me by the hand and showed me appropriate boundries he had set gor himself. I told him he did a great job setting the boundaries he smiled and all was well.

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