Missing NJ boy with autism found in New York City
Adam Rogers, the 16-year-old with autism who went missing from his Point Pleasant home early Friday, was found in New York City Saturday afternoon, his mother said.
Updating a Facebook post she'd earlier used as a plea for help finding Adam, Wendy Coker Rogers wrote Saturday Adam's brother and father found him in Penn Station. Her post had been shared more than 31,000 times. Another 2,150 people had shared a Facebook post about Adam by New Jersey 101.5 made Saturday morning.
"We thank each & every single one of you who shared this post and had people looking out for our son!!!!" Roges wrote" Thank you one & all!!!!! We will forever be in your debt!!!!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!!!"
Adam has always had a "wandering bug," and has gone missing before, Rogers told New Jersey 101.5 Saturday — but he's always turned up within an hour.
Rogers said at the time she had last seen Adam at about 10:30 a.m. Friday, when he said he was going in the back yard of their Point Pleasant home to straighten up. Shortly after, family members noticed he wasn't anywhere around.
They found his bicycle at the local train station, and found that he'd taken a credit card, which had been used to purchase a one-way ticket to New York City, she said. The family later got a confirmation he'd tried to make a purchase in Penn Station around 2 p.m.
Rogers said there's been no difficulty at home — no reason to run away. "This is just something he must have gotten in his head to do, and he did it," she said.