A 19-year-old boy who went missing three years ago has been found alive in Utah. Police officers found a young man named Connerjac Oswald, after complaining that a locals were “sleeping”. Oswald, who has autism, is said to have wandered the area for weeks. “This is truly an amazing discovery,” said local police chief Andrew Wright.
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Connerjack Oswalt, 19, missing September 2019 in Clearlake, California. Earlier this month, residents reported that a homeless man was wandering around with a shopping cart in Utas Summit County, more than 1,000 miles from California. Police officers made several attempts to contact the young man and assist him, but Oswald repeatedly refused.
On the morning of April 9, officers were called back and were finally able to speak to Oswald, who was trembling at a gas station. Officers heated the young man in their vehicle and scanned his fingerprints as he drove away. Thereby identifying Oswald.
“A real dream”
After further investigation, Oswald’s name was found in a database of missing youth. Oswald’s parents were then informed. The boy’s family has been searching for clues about him for years. According to local media, the family moved to his hometown of Idaho Falls in the hope that Oswald would eventually return there. “It was a dream come true,” said his stepmother Gerald Flint.
Oswald is said to have run away from home when he was 17 years old. His mother, Susan, remembered cooking for her son that day, but he suddenly disappeared when dinner was ready. “There is no day without looking for him,” said the woman. The exact circumstances of Oswald’s disappearance are now being investigated.
The young man saw his parents again, but is now being cared for by social services. His family hopes he will return home soon.
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