Vancouver Police are asking for help to find a missing autistic boy who was last seen leaving his East Vancouver home this morning.
Kurtis Wong, 14, left home around 8:30 a.m. today and was last seen near Clarendon and East 41st Avenue, in the Victoria-Fraserview neighbourhood.
“Kurtis has autism and his ability to speak or communicate is limited, so he might not ask for help,” says Sergeant Steve Addison, VPD. “He loves elevators and dogs, so we’re asking everyone out there to keep their eyes open and to call 9-1-1 immediately if he’s found.”
Kurtis is Asian, five foot eight, with a medium build and short, black hair. He wears prescription eyeglasses.
He was last seen wearing a red Reebok t-shirt with white lettering on the front, black pants, and a black puffy Tumi jacket that was wrapped around his waist. He has black shoes that say “Calvin Klein” across the toes.
“We have every available resource searching for Kurtis, including our patrol officers, traffic members, school liaison officers, and community safety personnel,” adds Sergeant Addison.
Anyone who sees Kurtis Wong is asked to call 9-1-1 and stay with him until first responders arrive.