RPD Needs Your Help Looking for Missing Teen

What we know:

  • Rowe has been missing since Thursday morning
  • He is wearing a black winter coat with fur on the hood, blue jeans and red and white sneakers

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Local law enforcement and families in the community are teaming up to look for a missing 14-year-old boy with autism. Trevyan Rowe allegedly was last spotted stepping off his school bus at 7:30 in the morning Thursday.

However he never went into the school. His family say that he may have went back to look for his lost phone. Law enforcement are searching the Mt. Hope Cemetery, Highland Park and the vicinity of the school.

And they’re getting help from local parents, families and concerned community members. His aunt, Velma Handy, estimates that close to 1,000 people have volunteered to search the area, make phone calls and offer their aid.

“Trevyan is a nice person,” she said. “He’s sweet. He’s an outgoing person but he’s very quiet. He’s just a good kid. He’s not a runaway. Just get that out. He’s a nice kid. Period.”

It’s a statement some might have been surprised to hear her say but Handy wants to make it clear: Rowe could be in danger. According to his family, he has never walked off from the school before and is unfamiliar with the area.

Handy asked the public to check unlocked garages, cars and other outside shelter on the off-chance he snuck inside one to stay warm. According to RPD, a child called 911 around 5:15 p.m. Thursday evening saying he was lost in the Mt. Hope Cemetary, but the identity of that child hasn’t been confirmed to be Rowe.

“We love you and we just want you to come home. Period.” Handy (to Rowe)

Local advocates are worried because of the inclement March weather and the sheer number of wooded areas near where he disappeared.

Rowe was last seen wearing a black winter coat with a fur collar, jeans and red sneakers. Anyone with more information is urged to call 911.

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