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Nine Year Old Autistic Youngster Found Safe

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Sonora, CA — Monday afternoon a nine year old autistic youngster named Joshua was reported missing by the Sonora Police Department.

Within the hour he was discovered unharmed in the area of Old Sonora Columbia Rd. and Hwy 49 about a mile-and-a-half from where he had last been seen.

According to Lt. Mark Stinson Joshua had become upset while playing a game at a friend´s home. He left that location and, as he later told police, was headed to a cousin´s home. Police learned that Joshua does not have a cousin.

Joshua was transported back to his home where he was reunited with his mother Laura Smith.

Written by Bill Johnson