Kahil Gray, 15, is a non-verbal autistic boy who went missing for 48 hours. Screen shot via WGN News.
A missing autistic teen was found 30 miles from the hospital he went missing from, leaving authorities and family members perplexed as to how he managed to make the journey on his own.
Kahil Gray, 15, went missing on Tuesday after leaving Chicago’s Comer Children’s hospital on Chicago’s south side. The teen was at the hospital with his father running an errand. Gray’s father said the boy randomly took off running down the street for no apparent reason and then disappeared.
Family members say that Gray is non-verbal and only speaks a few words including “mom”, “dad” and his own name but lacks the ability to ask for help.
Forty eight hours later, Gray has now been found and is reported to be in good health. Apparently Gray was able to make his way to a suburb outside of Chicago in Glenview, Illinois. A bicyclist reportedly recognized Gray after she spotted him in an area which would take 30 minutes to reach by car. Gray was found walking along the bike path. The bicyclist asked the boy his name and she told WGN News that the answer was indecipherable.
How Gray got to that location is a mystery and because he is non-verbal, family and police say they will likely never know. Temperatures in the area reached highs of almost 100 degrees for the 48 hours he went missing so family members are happy that he was found unharmed.
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