Family, police continue search for missing 14-year-old autistic boy
A Brooklyn family continues to search for the whereabouts of a 14-year-old autistic boy last seen on Friday afternoon.
Police released new photos of Eliceo Cortez on Sunday after they say the teen was seen at the Sheepshead Bay Q train station at around 2:38 p.m., minutes after he was seen in front a bus station in Brighton Beach.
Cortez was supposed to take a school bus to his Ditmas Park home but was instead spotted at the B49 bus stop, near the Leonard M. Goldstein High School where he attends class.
New footage from the subway station shows Cortez with his sweater’s hood up walking inside the station.
Authorities describe Cortex as 6 feet, 1 inch tall and weighing approximately 135 pounds. He has brown eyes, closely cropped black hair and has a long scar down his back.
He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black Converse high-top sneakers.
Police are asking anyone with information about Cortez and his whereabouts to contact Crime Stoppers at 800-577-TIPS or to submit tips online.
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