Sheriff's Office Search For Missing Autistic Teen In Jones
OKLAHOMA COUNTY, Oklahoma - The Oklahoma County Sheriff’s Office searched for a missing autistic teen Sunday.
According to the sheriff’s office, 17-year-old Jay Cross was last seen with his horse around 4 p.m. Saturday, September 17, near his home in the area of Britton and Peebly roads in Jones, Oklahoma.
Jay stands at 5 feet 7 inches and weighs about 125 pounds. He was last seen wearing a red shirt, blue jeans and boots.
Deputies and members of the reserve mounted patrol division and Oklahoma City police AirOne searched the area of Britton and Peebly roads, but called off the ground search in the area about 10:30 p.m. Sunday.
Patrol deputies continued to respond to sightings in the area Sunday night after the ground search was called off. An unconfirmed sighting was reported near Interstate 35 and NE 122.
Deputies said they will respond to all reported sightings as they come in.
Authorities asked resident who live in the area to check their property, barns, ravines and abandoned cars.
The sheriff's office said Cross is known to walk to Luther on occasion, and thinks he may have hunkered down near a road when the storms rolled in Saturday evening.
If you know see Jay or know of his whereabouts, you’re asked to call 911 immediately.