Teen with autism who went missing in central Fresno now safe at home

Special to The Bee

UPDATE: Timothy Kearn returned safely to his mother’s home Thursday night.


ORIGINAL STORY: Fresno police are asking for the public’s help to find 16-year-old Timothy Kearn. His mother said her son, who has autism, ran away Sunday afternoon in the area of Belmont and Palm avenues.

Brenda Jayne shared a post on Facebook pleading for his safe return.

Fresno police said Timothy was last seen around 3 p.m. Sunday on the 300 block of North Ferger Avenue, an area near the Lowell neighborhood south of the Tower District.

“He is known to frequent the Tower District and may be with friends,” police said.

Timothy is described as 5-foot 10-inches tall, with blonde hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing “black joggers” with a white stripe down the side, and a thin black hoodie sweater with holes cut in the sleeves for his thumbs.

A missing person flier of Timothy Kearn, 16, released by the Fresno Police Department on Dec. 12, 2018. FRESNO POLICE DEPARTMENT Special to The Bee

Anyone with information about this case are asked to contact the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000; Detective A. Chavarin at 559-621-2457 or; detective F. Corona at 559-621-2111 or; or the Missing Person Hotline at 559-621-2455. The case number is 18-81850.

Carmen George: 559-441-6386, @CarmenGeorge