New York Man Who Went Missing in L.A. Found Safe

A mentally disabled man who vanished from a care facility in New York and boarded a bus to Los Angeles has been located, and has reunited with his family.

Dewayne Williams, 22, of New York, disappeared in Los Angeles after leaving a care facility in New York and traveling to Los Angeles by bus on Jan. 14, 2019.

Dewayne Williams, 22, of New York, disappeared in Los Angeles after leaving a care facility in New York and traveling to Los Angeles by bus on Jan. 14, 2019.

Dewayne Williams, 22, arrived in the Skid Row-area of L.A. on Monday, according to family. His whereabouts were unknown for days before he was located outside a Carl's Jr. in North Hollywood around 11 p.m. Saturday.

He suffers fromĀ autism and schizophrenia and has the mental capacity of a 14-year-old, family members said. He requires potent medication, which was due to wear off in the coming days.

He boarded a Greyhound bus after escaping from an institution in Albany, New York, according to mother Tekeya Gibson. She, William's step-mother, and other family members travelled to Southern California to look for him.

"I can't eat. I can't sleep. I have to keep going," she said. "There's nothing in me that will let me continue living my life without finding my son."

Williams was located and has reunited with his mother.

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