It was one year ago when a western Wisconsin boy went missing for nearly a day after he sneaked out the front door of his home. Five-year-old Scott Meyer is non-verbal with autism, so hundreds of volunteers turned out to try and find him.
It has been nearly a year since a 5-year-old boy went missing during one of the hottest days of summer. Last July, Scott Meyer snuck out the front door of his house in western Wisconsin and ran off. Because he is non-verbal with autism, hundreds turned out to try to find him. A search volunteer and his dog discovered Scott the next day after he’d spent a night in the nearby woods.
A 5-year-old boy who was found safe after an exhaustive search has been released from the Children’s Hospital in St. Paul on Thursday.
Children with autism often move away from search teams, not towards them. That’s one reason why a local law enforcement agency is trying to get the word out about “Project Lifesaver.”