Peoria police locate missing autistic teen

>>UPDATE: Peoria police say a missing 14-year-old autistic teen has been found and is safe.

Police say Tariq Staples was found at a family member's home near 87th Avenue and Thomas Road on Wednesday.

>>Original story: According to the Peoria Police Department, Tariq Staples was last seen at 6:50 a.m. near 95th and Olive Avenues.

Police say Tariq is a high-functioning autistic teen and left home without telling his parents where he was going.

Tariq has left home before and was found near the Loop 101 and Camelback Road and at a QuikTrip located near 91st Avenue and Olive.

He is five-feet tall, weighs 100 pounds and has brown hair and blue eyes. He was last seen wearing a white shirt and navy blue pants and he may have had a backpack.

Tariq has a cellphone with him, but it appears to be turned off.

If you have any information, please call Peoria police or 911.