11-year-old autistic boy missing in Menifee

MENIFEE, Calif. - Friends and relatives were searching through the night early Monday for an 11-year-old autistic boy who went missing from his Menifee home.

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies were dispatched at 10:33 a.m. Sunday to a home in the 33000 block of Helem Lane, where they were told that Terry Dewayne Smith went missing around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, according to Riverside County sheriff's Sgt. Lisa McConnell.

Deputies searched for Terry but couldn't find him in the area, even with a bloodhound, McConnell said.

Terry is 4 feet 8, 76 pounds and has blond hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing blue basketball shorts.

Anyone who spots Terry or knows his whereabouts is urged to call the sheriff's Perris station at (951) 210-1000 or sheriff's dispatch at (951) 776-1099.

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