• CMPD asks for public's help in search for missing man with autism

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    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Charlotte-Mecklenburg police are searching for a missing 35-year-old man with special needs, the department said Wednesday.

    Spencer Stratton was reported missing Tuesday afternoon and was last seen at his school, Life Span, on Kaylnne Street, which is near Rozzelles Ferry Road.

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    Stratton has been diagnosed with autism and is nonverbal.

    He was last seen on foot wearing a black shirt, black pants, a red and black jacket and gray shoes.

    He is 5 feet, 11 inches tall, weighs 110 pounds and has black hair and brown eyes.

    Stratton is under the legal guardianship of Mecklenburg County Department of Social Services and may be with an unauthorized family member or friend.

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    Anyone who sees or has information about Stratton is asked to call 911 immediately. 

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