[Breaking news update, 7:05 a.m. PT: A child who was reported missing Thursday was located safe and unharmed about 12:30 a.m. Christmas, Long Beach police said. The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department found the boy at a downtown L.A. Metro station, and there was no indication of foul play. The boy has said he likes to ride the train, the family told police.]
Long Beach police on Christmas Eve were asking for the public’s help locating a “critical missing” boy with autism who was last spotted in the area on Thursday morning.
Antonio Peter Miramontes, 12, hasn’t been seen since approximately 10 a.m. in the area of Mountain View Street and the Los Angeles Riverbed, according to a news release from the Long Beach Police Department.
The boy does not have an identification card, cellphone or any money on him, the release stated. Police said he has the mental capacity of a 5-year-old child.
Antonio is described as Hispanic, 5 feet 2 inches tall, with a thin build. He was wearing a grey sweatshirt and dark blue school uniform pants, according to the release.
He may respond to his first or middle name.
Anyone who sees Antonio is asked to call the Police Department’s Missing Persons Detail at 562-570-7246 or contact police dispatch at 562-435-6711.
Anonymous tips can also be left by calling 1-800-222-8477, texting TIPLA plus a tip to 274637, or by going to the website http://www.LACrimeStoppers.org.