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Search for missing Rochester teen with autism continues

March 09, 2018 04:45 PM

A missing child alert has been issued for a Rochester teen.

The family of 14-year-old Trevyan Rowe tell News10NBC he has autism, and they are extremely concerned for his safety. He is verbal, but is not likely to speak with strangers. 

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Police say Rowe rode the bus to school Thursday morning and got off near School No. 12 on South Ave. around 7:30 a.m. The teen did not enter the school, according to police. 

Detoya McCoy, Rowe's cousin, tells News10NBC the teen lost his phone Thursday morning, which upset him. He looked for it on the bus, and got even more upset. When he got off the bus, he walked away from the school. By the time he calmed down, he may have realized he was lost, according to McCoy.

Rowe's family says they didn't know he wasn't at school Thursday until his siblings got off the bus without him. Since then, police and the school district have been reviewing surveillance video, canvassing neighborhoods and Mt. Hope Cemetery. 

At around 5:15 p.m. Thursday, police received a call from a boy saying he was lost in a cemetery.

"I’ve got a whole lot of people out here searching all over for him," McCoy said. "It’s a lot of help out here. which I’m grateful for."

Rowe was last seen wearing a brown hoodie, dark pants, and red shoes.

If you have any information on Rowe's whereabouts, you're asked to call 911. If you’d like to volunteer to help in the search, there’s a command center set up at the Veterans Memorial on South Ave.

News10NBC will provide additional information as it becomes available.

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