Join CafeMom Today! Autism Amber Alert: Missing with Autism: Armahn Parrish (16) Los Angeles
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.

Friday, August 3, 2012

Missing with Autism: Armahn Parrish (16) Los Angeles

Public’s Help Sought In Finding Missing Teen With Autism « CBS Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a missing teen with autism.

Armahn Parrish was last seen Monday around 1 p.m. with his mother at a Big Lots shopping center in the 600 block of South Hill Street, Los Angeles police said.

“Parrish was allowed go to the male restroom alone while his mother went to the female restroom. When his mother exited the restroom, she could not locate her son,” officials said in a statement.

Police responded to the shopping center, but were unable to find the 14-year-old boy.

Parrish has wandered off in the past, according to his mother. He is interested in sports and likes to visit local parks, she added.

Parrish is described as a Black male with dark hair, brown eyes and a dark complexion, police said. He is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs 168 pounds.

He was last seen wearing a grey t-shirt, gray shorts, black Fedora hat, and black tennis shoes.

Anyone with information of Parrish’s whereabouts should contact the LAPD’s Newton Division at (323) 846-6576.

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