Tuesday, February 8


From KTVB.com: EMMETT -- A missing autistic teenager from Emmett has been found safe.Fourteen-year-old Michael Trester hadn't been seen since 8:30 p.m. Monday.Gem County authorities say Michael was found walking near Black Canyon Dam around 2 p.m. He is reportedly doing OK....Before search crews left this morning they were told to look in bushes, garages, trees and even knock on doors because Michael could be hiding anywhere. The Gem County sheriff told us Michael's dad noticed he was missing around bedtime.The Trester family has a shop in the back of their home where Michael likes to do homework. He went to check on Michael, but he wasn't there.The sheriff says they searched their property then drove around the neighborhood looking for their son until 4:30 a.m. That's when they called the sheriff."We're very concerned because he's autistic," said Gem County Sheriff Chuck Rolland. "We're have very, very high hopes of finding him safely. And we don't suspect anything other than the fact that Michael has strayed away from the house, and if anything, he's hiding from us at this point in time." Crews started their search near Michael's home and are working their way away from his house.Over 100 volunteers assisted fire and police crews in their search. The sheriff said that this is not the first time Michael has gone missing.Authorities have never been called but the sheriff says his parents have found him hidden in neighbors RVs and garages before.See More

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