Lost Autistic Child in Dewey Returned to Family


A woman in Dewey had a surprise visitor come to her home last week.

According to the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office, deputies responded to a report of a found child in Dewey. The reporting person said that a 7-year-old non-verbal autistic child had wandered to her home, but said she did not know the child or where she lived.

Deputies began knocking on doors around the neighborhood and found the child’s home. The child’s parents explained she liked to escape from the house, so they bolted doors and windows shut. However, the child managed to find a window that was not as secure as was thought.

Fortunately, she was returned safely.