SANDY — A teenage boy with autism missing since Friday morning has been found safe and in good health.
Sandy police said 15-year old Andrew Cook was located in Draper Saturday evening.
Authorities received a tip that Andrew was seen in the south suburban city. Detectives responded and were able to locate Andrew inside a residence at approximately 7:45 p.m. He was in good health and unharmed. Officials said the occupants at the residence were unaware Andrew was a missing juvenile.2 comments on this story
He had been missing since Friday morning after being last seen walking out of the Pepperwood gated community, near 10900 South 2000 East, on the neighborhood's guard station surveillance footage at 10:06 a.m., Sandy Police Sgt. Jason Nielsen said in a news release.
Police were called around 9 p.m. Friday evening and began searching for him.
Officers searched the Pepperwood area and checked all open businesses. A reverse 911 call was made to all homes within a 10-mile radius. A neighborhood group was organized Saturday to search around the home and the gully area near Pepperwood and was assisted by police K-9s.
Authorities said "nothing nefarious" is suspected regarding Andrew or where he was located.