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Autistic teen missing from This Is The Place park

Published April 30, 2014 8:32 pm

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Police on Wednesday night were searching for a teenager who disappeared during a visit to This Is The Place State Park.

Steven Smith, 14, is autistic and attracted to traffic, Salt Lake City police reported about 8 p.m. Motorists were asked to drive slowly near the park, 2601 E. Sunnyside (800 South).

Smith is white, 5 feet 5 inches, 120 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes, police said. He was wearing gray T-shirt and black shiny sweatpants.

Anyone with information as to Smith's whereabouts may call 911.