Family of juvenile with autism found wandering located, state police says

Published: Sep. 13, 2023 at 9:23 AM EDT
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HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - Family members of a juvenile who was discovered wandering alone on Wednesday morning have been located, according to West Virginia State Police.

The young child and her family have been reunited at the hospital, troopers say.

The juvenile with autism was found wandering around 7 a.m. on Ferguson Road near the baseball field.

State Police say family of the 15-year-old were sleeping when she wandered off.

The girl walked about a mile from her house before being found.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.

HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) - West Virginia State Police is working to identify a child that was found wandering on a roadway on Wednesday morning.

The child with autism was found along Ferguson Road near the baseball field, troopers report.

Troopers say the juvenile who was found around 7 a.m. is unable to communicate with them.

The child’s age is unknown.

Further information has not been released.

Anyone with information regarding the incident is asked to contact West Virginia State Police or call 911.

Keep checking the WSAZ app for the latest information.