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Update: Autistic teen found safe

Staff report • May 4, 2018 at 12:23 PM

Update: 1:15 p.m. — Police report that Austin Hurd has been found near Stone Drive and is unharmed.

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Police are asking for the public's help in locating an autistic 15-year-old who wandered from his home in the Cooks Valley area of Kingsport.

According to the Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office, Austin Hurd was last seen by his family on Thursday night when he went to bed. When they woke up Friday morning, Hurd was not inside the house.

Hurd is described as 5 feet 3 inches tall and 132 lbs, with blue eyes and reddish blonde hair. Anyone who spots Hurd or has information on his whereabouts should call the SCSO at (423) 279-7500.

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