Autistic California Teen goes missing during visit to Midtown Manhattan

A 16-year-old man from California has been declared missing after disappearing from his family during a visit to St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Midtown Manhattan yesterday Wednesday.

The boy, whose name has been given to be Connor Lian, is reported to be autistic and nonverbal.

Police authorities and Lian’s family say he was last seen around the cathedral with his parents and twin brother around 5 pm as they walked toward Bryant Park.

Being that they walked past a procession of drummers and musicians, the missing teenager’s mother suspects that the procession might have unsettled him, causing him to panic and leave the environment. According to her, the autistic teen dislikes loud noise.

Lian, who is 5 feet 6 inches tall and weighs about 125 pounds, was last seen wearing a grey puffer jacket with a blue water bottle in one of the pockets, a black long-sleeved shirt, and brown shoes.

He also wore a tan golf hat with a ‘121st U.S. Open – Torrey Pines’ logo and a picture of a tree on the hat.

The family says he responds to the nicknames “Red” or “Connor Red”.

Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS.

Umar Ali
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