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UPDATE: Missing autistic teen found

UPDATE: The missing teen was found safe and sound on Rocky Plains Road on Monday.


The Newton County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding a missing local teen.

Ryan Atkinson, 16, has been diagnosed with autism and is bi-polar. He was last seen around 9 p.m. Sunday, August 3, near Alcovy Methodist Church on Alcovy Road.

Atkinson is 5'7" and weighs 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing blue jeans and a blue shirt.

Anyone with information should call the sheriff's office at 770-784-2100. Anonymous tips may be submitted at 678-625-5007.