MARLBORO TOWNSHIP, N.J. (AP) — An autistic New Jersey teenager who went missing for a week before being found in Ohio is now back home.
Nineteen-year-old Michael Karwan of Marlboro and his parents arrived at Newark Liberty International Airport on Wednesday night, one day after he was located at a men’s shelter in Cleveland.
Monmouth County authorities say Karwan left his parent’s home Nov. 11 and traveled by bus to Manhattan. He then went to upstate New York, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh before arriving in Cleveland on Saturday.
Karwan tried to check-in to an overcrowded men’s shelter that day, but a staffer there referred him to another nearby shelter which took him in. But the staffer at the first shelter soon recognized Karwan from a Facebook newsfeed item and called Marlboro police, who contacted Cleveland police.