NBC Chicago – A 15-year-old boy with autism who went missing Tuesday from Comer Children’s Hospital in Chicago has been found about 26 miles away in Glenview.
Police News Affairs said Kahil Gray was found safe by a jogger and taken to the Glenview Police Department, where his parents are headed to pick him up.
The jogger told police he recognized Kahil from media reports and said he saw the boy on a bike path near Harms Road between Golf Road and Lake Avenue.
Kahil was with his father picking up some papers around 4 p.m. Tuesday at the hospital when the teen disappeared around a corner. He was last seen wearing a white shirt with blue stripes and light blue jean shorts.
His father said one minute they were joking around and the next Kahil was gone.
“We were in a playful mood and while at the elevator waiting, he pushed the button to go down, and I said, ‘Buddy, we’re going up,'” said Michael Gray, “and the next thing I knew he’s running around me and went around the corner.”
Hospital surveillance video shows Kahil leaving the building and running north on Cottage Grove Road. Police described Kahil, who lives near 92nd Street and Stony Island Avenue, as black with a medium complexion, standing 5-foot-6 and weighing 130 pounds.
Friends and family members passed out fliers Wednesday afternoon with the boy’s picture and canvassed in nearby Washington Park looking for any signs of the boy.
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