DECATUR — Police are searching for a missing 16-year-old boy with high-functioning autism who was last seen early Saturday.

Police say Dominic D. Walker was last seen at 1035 W. King St. between 3 and 3:30 a.m. wearing a red sweatshirt and shorts. He lives in Mattoon and was visiting his father in Decatur at the time of his disappearance.

Dominic is described as white, 5 feet, 5 inches tall, 120 pounds with a fair complexion, brown hair and brown eyes.

Police are canvassing the area and searched wooded areas nearby, Sgt. Chris Copeland said Sunday morning.

Register for more free articles.
Stay logged in to skip the surveys.

In addition to autism, Dominic has been diagnosed with ADHD, police said.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the Decatur Police Department at 217-424-2711 (choose option No. 1), or 217-424-2734.

Copeland said police would not release more information at this time.

Sign up for our Crime & Courts newsletter

* I understand and agree that registration on or use of this site constitutes agreement to its user agreement and privacy policy.

Subscribe to the JG-TC

Reporting like this is brought to you by a staff of experienced local journalists committed to telling the stories of your community.
Support from subscribers is vital to continue our mission.

Become a subscriber

Thank you for subscribing

Your contribution makes local journalism possible.

Load comments