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Missing Non-Verbal Autistic Man

MISSING PERSON: Missing Non-Verbal Autistic Man

The Independence Police Department is searching for a missing person in the area of Leslie Drive and Linwood Avenue in Independence, MO. This is between the Drumm Farm Golf Course and Noland Road.

Daniel Gutridge is a 27 year old, white male, with autism and is non-verbal. He has black/brown short hair, is 5’5” and medium build. He was last seen wearing a blue jacket and blue jeans.

If you see him, do not approach him because he may attempt to flee. Please keep an eye on him and call 911. We will have caretakers and officers respond to contact him. Daniel walked away from a group home in the 500 block of Bellevista Avenue around 9:00 am today.

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