Special needs teen still missing



Fears are growing for the safety of a special needs teen missing from his home for more than 48 hours.

Distraught relatives and friends of Shamar Harrigan of Willkies say the young man, who has autism, is in need of his regular medication.

Harrigan is 19 but has the mental capacity of a seven-year-old, said family friend Annika Joseph.

“We are very concerned about him,” she told Observer. “He’s an innocent youngster who doesn’t mean any harm to anybody; we don’t want him mistaken for someone who might do a person any harm.”

Joseph said Harrigan had never gone missing before. He is said to have left his home at 3pm on Monday, dressed in a black and white shirt and light blue jeans.

He also has a pink and blue backpack. He is described as 5ft 3 and dark in complexion.

“There have been a few sightings of him so we are out surveilling the city; his family are distraught. His last known meal was Monday,” Joseph added.

Anyone who spots Harrigan is asked to call the family on 789-5164 / 776-3922 / 726-3812.

Joseph said a report had also been made to Willikies Police Station.

Police spokesman Inspector Frankie Thomas told said that efforts were being made to find Harrigan.

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  1. Is he verbal? Will he answer when he is called? Where does he reside & can he find his way back home?
    I hope he is found safe and unharmed.

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