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Missing 17-year-old Boy Found in Fort Wayne


HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): A missing 17-year-old, special needs juvenile from Mt. Etna has been found.

According to the Huntington County Sheriff’s Department, Brandon Smith had been missing since Friday, but as of Sunday afternoon, he was found walking the streets of Fort Wayne. Officers with the Huntington County Sheriff's Department released the following statement in regards to successfully locating Smith: 

“We would like to thank those that assisted in locating Brandon, as we had received a tip and forward a recent photo to Ft. Wayne P.D. and they were able to follow up on the tip and found Brandon Smith.”  

Original Story:

HUNTINGTON COUNTY, Ind. (WOWO): The Huntington County Sheriff's Department is asking for your help finding a missing 17-year-old boy.

According to police, Brandon Smith has reddish-blonde hair, stands 5 ' 11 '' tall and weights 123 pounds. He also wears glasses and is a special needs juvenile from Mt. Etna. Also missing is his Blue Puma 10 speed bicycle.

He's believed to be wearing jeans and a t-shirt. Smith has ran away before, last time he was found in Fort Wayne.

If you have any information about his whereabouts, call the Huntington County Sheriff's Department at 260-356-8316.

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