Menifee autistic boy missing: Search for Terry Dewayne Smith continues

Menifee autistic boy missing: Search for Terry Dewayne Smith continues

Riverside : CA : USA | Jul 08, 2013 at 6:30 PM PDT
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Missing Menifee autistic boy: Search continues for Terry Dwayne Smith

A Menifee autistic boy, Terry Smith, is missing in California. The young boy, 11, went missing Saturday night from his home. KTLA shared the latest details on July 8.

Terry Dewayne Smith was last seen at home in Menifee, Calif. Saturday night around 7:30 p.m. His older stepbrother left him playing video games when he went to bed, but the Menifee autistic boy was missing Sunday morning when his mother went to give him his medication. The family searched for some time, then police were called around 10:30 a.m. Sunday.

Authorities have utilized a helicopter and bloodhounds, along with volunteers, to search the area, but so far he remains missing. Terry Dewayne Smith is 4 feet 8 inches tall and he weighs 78 pounds. Terry has blond hair and blue eyes, and he was wearing blue shorts the last time he was seen. Smith is described as being a high-functioning child with autistim, but he does need medication that he now has not had for several days.

NBC Los Angeles notes that the area has a number of rugged foothills around, and the temperatures this week will be in the hundred-degree range. The terrain will be difficult to search, but authorities and volunteers have been determined and diligent.

Anybody who has any information on the missing Menifee autistic boy should call the Menifee police at (951) 210-1000. Calls can also go to the Riverside County sheriff's dispatch at (951) 776-1099.

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The search continues in Menifee, Calif. for 11-year-old Terry Dwayne Smith
StacyCarey is based in Red Wing, Minnesota, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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