AUTISTIC MAN MISSING IN SANTEE HAS BEEN FOUND

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Update March 20:  Missing Persons of America has advised ECM that Joseph Swett has been found and is safe.

March 17, 2014 (Santee) – San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the family of 20 year-old Joseph Swett and the San Diego Sheriff's Department requests public help in finding the missing man, who has been diagnosed with autism.  He was last seen wearing a bright orange shirt, red shorts and black shoes.  He is white, has short brown hair, brown eyes, and was unshaven.  He stands five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.

Swett came to Santee with his mother and brother from Los Angeles to attend a Christian college for two weeks. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, his mother and brother left the motel room in the 10700 block of Woodside Avenue in Santee to get lunch.  Swett remained in the motel room to take a nap. When his mother and brother returned,  Swett was gone.

They have not heard from him or been able to contact him. Swett's family is very concerned about his unexplained disappearance.  He did not have a vehicle.

This is not the first time Swett has gone missing. The Los Angeles Times reported a similar circumstance in September 2013: http://www.eastcountymagazine.org/node/15182

Anyone with information on Swett's whereabouts is asked to contact the San Diego Sheriff's Department at (858) 565-5200. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at (888) 580-8477.

 REFER TO: San Diego Sheriff’s Missing Person Case #14113826

INFORMATION – FORWARD TO: Detective Division, Santee Station, 619-956-4000