Autistic teen reunited with family after running away from summer camp

Posted at 8:13 PM, Jun 22, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-22 21:43:42-04

The search is over for a missing teen with autism who wandered away from his camp counselor while taking a hike in a wooded area near the Cromwell Valley Wednesday night.

Police say 18-year-old Alex Brown was found around 7:30 a.m. on Thursday when a resident found him asleep in their backyard hammock on Brookview Road, not far from the Cromwell Valley Park from which he disappeared.

Brown was immediately reunited with his parents, who had remained on scene during the overnight search.

Brown disappeared Wednesday evening when he ran away from his autism counselor into the woods. The counselor had taken him for an approved one-on-one hike through the park.