Missing at-risk man found safe

Miguel 'Mikey' Lopez was reported missing at 5PM Friday, back home by 8PM

CATHEDRAL CITY, Calif. - The Cathedral City Police Department has found an at-risk man who was reported missing Friday afternoon. The man is safe and has been returned to his family.

Officers were called to the 68300 block of Corta Road at about 5 p.m. after 27-year-old Miguel 'Mikey' Lopez was reported missing. According to a release, Lopez left running west on Corta Road from his residence around 3:30 p.m.

Officers said Lopez is autistic and they were worried about his safety because he has the mental capacity of a 10 year old.

They weren't able to locate him after an extensive search Friday afternoon, but our newsroom received word that he was located and returned safely to his family at about 8 p.m.

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