Missing Yonkers teen with autism found in NYC – The Journal News | LoHud.com

Missing Yonkers teen with autism found in NYC - The Journal News | LoHud.com
Search underway for missing teen with autism from Westchester County
A Yonkers teenager with autism was found in New York City nearly 24 hours after going missing, Yonkers police said.

Mel Harris, 17, is a Yonkers resident but attends school in Bronxville, where he used to live, Bronxville police said Friday morning.

Harris was at the Bronxville Public Library at 201 Pondfield Road in the village on Thursday evening before he was seen heading toward Yonkers, police said.

Mel Harris, 17, of Yonkers was reported missing on March 14, 2019, after being seen in Bronxville and Yonkers. Bronxville Police Department Harris has been reported missing before. In August 2017 he left Yonkers on a bicycle trail off Saw Mill River Road and was found in New York City.

Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call 911 or contact Yonkers police at 914-377-7900 or Bronxville police at 914-337-0500.

On Thursday a different Yonkers teenager with autism, 15-year-old Kayela Carroll, was found a day after she was reported missing.

YONKERS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) – Police in New York say they have found a missing 17-year-old boy with autism who they feared needed medical attention.

The NYPD spotted Mel Harris of Yonkers at the Staten Island ferry terminal in lower Manhattan Friday afternoon. He was taken to a nearby hospital and Bronxville police are working to reunite the teen with his mother.

Harris was last seen around 6:30 p.m. Thursday on Palmer Road. It’s not immediately known how he managed to make his way into the city.


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