Missing endangered teen in Peoria found

- UPDATE: Tariq Staples has been found, according to reports.

Earlier story

Peoria Police officials say they are looking for a missing endangered teenager Monday.

According to a statement, 13-year-old Tariq Staples was last seen on the 9600 block of W. Olive Avenue at around 7:00 a.m. on Monday. Police said Tariq left his home without letting his parents know where he was going, and has not returned home.

Police say Tariq is a high functioning autistic teenager.

Tariq is described as a white male, 5' tall and weighing 100 lbs, with brown hair and blue eyes. It is unknown what he was wearing as he left his house, but family members say he may have been wearing blue Nike sandals.

Tariq, according to police, does not have any other clothing with him, and is believed to be on foot. Tariq also left his cell phone at home when he left. Anyone with information should call police.

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