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Tuesday, May 11, 2010

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Autistic Man Missing from Los Angeles

Update

On May 13, 2010, at around 9:40 a.m., Novarro Showers was found safe and in good condition at a local hospital.

Los Angeles:
The Los Angeles Police Department and a local family are seeking the public’s help in finding a 23-year-old autistic man after he failed to return to his Los Angeles home.

Novarro Early Showers walked away from his home on May 5, 2010, in the 200 block of North Lake Street in the Rampart area around 3:30 p.m. and has not been seen since.  He is an autistic adult with the mental capacity of a 12-year-old and his verbal skills are limited, detectives said.

Showers is described as African American with shoulder length black dreadlocks.  He has brown eyes, stands 5 feet 5 inches tall and weighs 145 pounds.  He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt, blue boxer shorts and black and gold slippers.

Anyone with information about the whereabouts of Showers is urged to call the Missing Persons Unit at 213-996-1800.  During non-business hours or weekends, calls may be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800)-222-8477).  Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most key pads) using a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters can also go to LAPDOnline.org, click on “web tips” and follow the prompts.





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