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Police search for missing 14-year-old in Rochester

ROCHESTER, N.Y. (WROC-TV) - The Rochester Police Department has reported that officers are conducting a missing person investigation involving a 14-year-old boy with autism.

Police say Treyvan Rowe left School #12 on Thursday morning and has not returned to his home in the city.  

 Rowe is 5-feet-6-inches tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was last seen wearing a brown hoodie, tan pants, and red shoes.

His family tells News 8 that Treyvan didn't get off the bus Thursday afternoon. She contacted police immediately. School officials checked video surveillance and found Treyvan arrived a the school, but never went inside.

"He's quiet and keeps to himself; he's autistic," said Toya McCoy, family. "Approach with caution and care don't yell and scream at them and those that are out searching check abandon buildings to see if he's trying to seek shelter to keep warm."

According to police, information gained during the investigation suggested that they look for him in wooded areas near his school located at 999 South Ave. Their search includes Highland Park and Mt. Hope Cemetery.  

Officers say they have a number of officers and members of City Security who have been searching these areas, assisted by a helicopter from the State Police.

Police say they have no confirmation that he is in those areas, and they are also checking other locations.


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