16-year-old with Asperger’s who disappeared in Breckenridge late Jan. 1 found late Friday morning
January 2, 2015
A 16-year-old boy who went missing in Breckenridge on Thursday night was found late Friday morning, just blocks from where he was last seen.
The boy, Grant Mavergeorge, texted his parents around 10:30 a.m. on Jan. 2 after he had been missing for more than 15 hours. He was uninjured and reunited with his family shortly after, according to a Breckenridge police report.
On Jan. 1 around 6 p.m., Mavergeorge was at One Ski Hill Place, near the base of Peak 8. According to police, he left the area to "cool off" following an argument. His family reported the disappearance to police around 7 p.m. when he didn't return.
Officers began to search soon after, beginning with a notice for help from the public.
The boy has high-functioning Asperger's syndrome, a condition that can affect person-to-person interactions, and police expected him to avoid crowds and high-traffic areas like the Main Street strip.
Mavergeorge spent the night in the heated maintenance closet of an undisclosed property on Ski Hill Road.
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