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UPDATE: Deputies find missing autistic teen

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UPDATE: Michael Kenneth Dixon has been found.

WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) -- The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing teen with autism.

Michael Kenneth Dixon, 15, is a white male, 6'0" with blonde hair. He has autism, but he is high functioning.

He was last seen last night around 8:30 p.m. walking from 210 Linville Dr. in an unknown direction.

Anyone who has seen him or may know where he is should call the Sheriff's Office at (910) 798-4162.

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I am glad he is okay.

I am glad he is okay.

Have they....

Have they looked around lakes, ponds, etc? There was a study done a few years back that suggested autistic people are somehow drawn to bodies of water. I know my autistic nephew is.

Hope he is not carrying a

Hope he is not carrying a screwdriver....Honestly though I hope he is found safe.....

You are a complete imbecile!

You can't be in possession of more that 3 brain cells for making a comment like that! I've seen some ridiculously ignorant posts on this site, but YOURS takes the cake. Lay off the crack pipe for a few days before writing here again, K?