Virginia boy, 9, non-verbal with autism, found safe

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Virginia boy, 9, non-verbal and with autism, found safe

Pittsylvania County Sheriff's Office
Andrew Yarboro, 9, was found safe Wednesday.

A 9-year-old Virginia boy who is non-verbal and has autism has been found and is safe, WSET reported. 

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Pittsylvania County Sheriff Mike Taylor said Andrew Garr Yarboro, of Chatham, who had been missing since Tuesday, was found near a church, the television station reported.

Taylor said a woman, who heard the child was missing, decided to walk in the woods behind her home and found Andrew near a creek, WSET reported.

Deputies received a call around 5:30 p.m. reporting the boy had wandered away from his home and could not be found, WDBJ reported.

Authorities searching for the boy found some of his clothes next to a creek at approximately, 4 a.m. Wednesday, GoDanRiver reported.

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