MASON, OH (FOX19) - A missing 16-year-old autistic teen was found safe Wednesday morning after authorities searched for him several hours overnight.
Jonathan Jacob Williams of Mason was spotted outside walking just before 4 a.m. in the area of Skyline Chili off Western Row Road and U.S. 42, according to the Warren County Sheriff's Office.
"Thank God he is OK," said Chief Deputy Barry Riley. "Everybody's relieved.
Police drove the teen home to his parents at their Waters Edge neighborhood nearby off Socialville Foster Road.
That's where he vanished about 9:15 p.m. Tuesday. He walked away from his home wearing a red Wendy's t-shirt and black and white shorts.
Mason police and sheriff's deputies canvassed the neighborhood all night. They also launched a helicopter to join the search and divers prepared to search a pond.