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UPDATE (June 22, 2017 1:12 p.m.):

Alex Brown was located around 7:30 a.m. when a resident found him sleeping in their back yard hammock in the 1200 block of Brookview Road, not far from the Cromwell Valley Park from which he disappeared. He was immediately reunited with his parents, who had remained on scene during the over-night search. Alex was seen by a medic before being transported to a local hospital as a precautionary measure, but appeared to be uninjured and in good spirits.

Alex Brown disappeared yesterday evening when he ran away from his autism counselor into the woods. The counselor had taken Alex for an approved one-on-one hike through the park.

Original Release (June 22, 2017 12:21 a.m.):

Police need the public's help finding an 18-year-old boy with autism who wandered away from his camp counselor while taking a hike in a wooded area near the Cromwell Valley Wednesday night.

Alex Brown was last seen in a wooded area east of Hart and Valewood roads, off of Providence Road and near Loch Raven reservoir. He was reported missing to police at 8:40 p.m. Police immediately began a search involving foot patrol, K-9 and bloodhound units and Aviation.

Alex Brown is black, with blond hair; 5'7" tall and 185 pounds. He is wearing a red t-shirt, red shorts and orange tennis shoes. He is able to communicate verbally.

Anyone with information about Alex should contact police immediately at 410-307-2020.

Update 5/22/17  9:00 AM EDT

Deontay Jones and Dequail Johson have been located and returned unharmed. Thank you to those who shared their information. 


Original Release: 

Baltimore County Police are asking for the public’s assistance in locating two missing boys. Deontay Jones, 11, and Dequail Johnson, 12, both left a facility in the 1600-block of Cromwell Bridge Road, 21234, just before 4:30 p.m. today. Jones is described as a black male, 4’8”, 112 pounds, black hair, and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a tan shirt and blue shorts. Johnson is described as a black male, 5’4”, 127 pounds, black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a grey sweater and blue pants. Both boys will be in need of their medication. If anyone has information about the whereabouts of Deontay Jones or Dequail Johnson, please call Baltimore County Police at (410) 307-2020. 

Update 5/4/2017 9:00 a.m.

Jenna Riggin returned home this morning. Thank you to all who shared her information. 


Baltimore County Police are seeking assistance in locating a missing 12-year-old girl. Jenna Leigh Riggin, 12, was last seen yesterday morning when she was dropped off for school at Catonsville Middle School. Jenna is described as a white female, 5’00” and 100 pounds. Anyone with information about Jenna, please call police at 410-307-2020. 

Revised September 27, 2016