Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Erik Lippmann found dead
AMBER Alerts are distributed via commercial radio stations, satellite radio, television stations, and cable TV by the Emergency Alert System and NOAA Weather Radio for child abductions only! Children with an Autism Spectrum Disorder are NOT included in the criteria for issuing an Amber Alert. This really needs to change.

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Erik Lippmann found dead

MARINA - An autistic Santa Cruz man missing for more than a week was found dead at Marina State Beach on Thursday morning, authorities confirmed.

Erik Lippmann, 30, walked away from his Seabright-area home April 21. People have searched relentlessly for Lippmann since his disappearance. He liked to walk through parks, forested areas and beaches.

Around 8 a.m. Thursday, Lippmann's body was found on the beach near a sand plant north of Marina.

"Receiving this news is devastating," Santa Cruz police spokesman Zach Friend said. "Countywide, the law enforcement community never abandoned the hope of a positive outcome."

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