Search for missing 19-year-old with autism

Search for missing 19-year-old with autism

*UPDATE* – Pagurko has been located, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

He was found at a residence on Coopers Mills Road in Windsor at around 6:30 p.m.

Police said Pagurko sustained minor injuries but did not require hospitalization.

Maine State Police returned him back to his parents after responding to Windsor after receiving a report from a concerned citizen.

WHITEFIELD, Maine (NEWS CENTER) — The Lincoln County Sheriff's Office said it is searching an area in Whitefield for a missing man with autism last seen late Friday morning.

Police said Benaiah Pagurko left on foot from his parents home in Whitefield around 11:15 a.m Friday. They are now searching the area around 571 Townhouse Road.

The 19-year-old is described by police as a white male who is 6-foot-3-inches and 175 pounds with blue eyes and short blonde hair. He was last seen wearing dark pants and a black short-sleeve shirt with red stripes.

Because Pagurko is diagnosed with autism, the sheriff's office considers him endangered and has entered his case into the National Crime Information Center (NCIC) database.

Police said Pagurko has a history of traveling long distances during past incidents of this nature and could be anywhere in Kennebec or Lincoln counties.

Both the Maine Warden Service and Maine State Police are assisting in the sheriff's office's search.

If you find Pagurko, please contact your local law enforcement agency.

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