LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The Los Angeles Police Department is seeking the public’s help in locating a missing man with autism.

Joseph Swett, 20, was last seen when he went for a walk Sept. 13 in the 8600 block of Sunland Boulevard in Los Angeles, his mother Mary Kathleen Swett told KNX 1070’s Claudia Peschiutta.

Swett’s mother said her son left without an ID, money or a phone, and that he may be in Echo Park, Burbank, or near Los Angeles International Airport.

“Swett’s family is extremely concerned for his health and advises that he is autistic,” according to the LAPD.

His mother Mary also said he has the mental capacity of a child.

“He’s really sweet,” Mary said. “He and I are really close, he’s my best friend.”

Swett was described as a White male with brown hair and brown eyes. He is 5 feet 10 inches tall and weighs roughly 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black sleeveless T-shirt, black pants and white shoes.

Anyone with information about Swett’s whereabouts was asked to contact Det. Saiza with the Los Angeles Police Department’s Missing Persons Unit at (213)996-1800. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to (877)LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).


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