Autistic Boy Goes Missing in Brooklyn

Autistic Boy Goes Missing in Brooklyn
Eliceo Cortez, 14-year-old autistic boy, went missing Friday in South Brooklyn. (NYPD)
Petr Svab

NEW YORK—Eliceo Cortez, 14-year-old autistic boy from Ditmas Park, Brooklyn went missing Friday afternoon.

He didn’t board his school bus from Leonard M. Goldstein High School in Manhattan Beach and instead was last spotted on a Q train in Sheepshead Bay.

“I’m scared,” his mother, Nancy Reavis, told Daily News. “I know he is terrified. He has never been alone like this.”

Cortez is Hispanic, 6-foot-1, 135 pounds with brown eyes and short black hair. He was wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt, blue jeans and black Converse high-top sneakers.

Any information about the teen should be reported to Crime Stoppers at (800) 577-TIPS.

Petr Svab is a reporter covering New York. Previously, he covered national topics including politics, economy, education, and law enforcement.
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