Editor's Note: The following statement was released by the La Mesa Police Department at 3:27 p.m. Monday. The boy was found was short time later.
Missing juvenile autistic 16-year-old white male 5'11'', 186, short brown hair, black and gray plaid shirt, charcoal gray long pants, black and white converse shoes. Subject will have redness around nose (skin condition). Subject left on foot from from the 5500 block of Lake Park Way and possible heading to Helix High School for a carnival.