Missing Livermore autistic teen found safe

LIVERMORE (BCN)–Livermore police located a missing teenager who’s autistic on Monday.

Livermore police told us he was found safe in Tracy.

Earlier police said 18-year-old Andrew “Andy” Nichols walked away from his home in Livermore at about 11 a.m. on Saturday and had not been seen since.

Nichols was described as a high-functioning autistic young man who has the cognitive and social skills of a 12 or 13-year-old.

Authorities said Nichols didn’t have any known friends or associates and therefore there were limited leads for finding him.

Police asked people to keep an eye out for Nichols and to call them immediately if they seen him or knew of his whereabouts.

Nichols had left home without his medication, cellphone and money, according to police.

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