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Missing teen found safe

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SPOKANE, Wash. -

Deputy Mark Gregory says 16-year-old Jacob Lauffer has been found and he is safe. 

Spokane County sheriff's deputies say Lauffer talked to a business near 11th & Perry Tuesday morning. Deputies say that business then called Lauffer's parents to say they found him more than four miles away from where he was last seen.

Thanks to everyone who helped find him. 

Previous Coverage:

Spokane County sheriff's deputies are searching the area of E. 61st and S. Crestline for an autistic teenager.

16-year-old Jacob Lauffer left a family member's house in the area around 6:45 Monday evening after an argument. Attempts to locate him have been unsuccessful. Deputies say he is not dressed appropriately for night time temperatures and there are no known locations in the area where he may have gone. They also say the same thing happened about seven years ago, but not recently.

Lauffer is described as 5 feet 7 inches tall, 120 lbs with red hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a black and gray T-shirt, gray shorts, white socks and black shoes. He may also have a red sweatshirt with him. Deputies have contacted STA in case he tried to get on a bus.

Anyone who has seen Lauffer or knows where he is is asked to call Crime Check at 456-2233.

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