MCSO locates missing 17-year-old boy with autism

Posted at 9:41 PM, Jan 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-21 09:41:01-05

Maricopa County Sheriff's deputies and Queen Creek residents have located a 17-year-old boy with autism.

Jake Ouimette was last seen around 5:20 p.m. Wednesday near 204th Street and Avenida del Valle in Queen Creek.

MCSO says Ouimette had been spotted several times throughout the night, but ran each time he was approached.

MCSO Officer Chris Hegstrom said early Thursday morning that more than 100 Queen Creek citizens joined in to help bring him home.

As of 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Ouimette was reportedly located safely.