RPD, volunteers continue to search for missing autistic teen
By Spectrum News Staff
ROCHESTER, N.Y. — The search resumed Saturday morning for the missing 14-year-old autistic boy from Rochester who was last seen on Thursday.
Community members gathered at Al Sigl Center on 1000 Elmwood Ave at 9 a.m. Saturday to assist with the search efforts.
Treyvan’s family says he got on a bus Thursday morning to go to School No. 12, but never actually made it into the building. Security cameras showed him getting off the bus but then turning toward a different direction and walking off.
Family members say they weren’t notified that he didn’t show up to school and only realized he was missing when he didn’t come home Thursday.
“Other than keep searching for him, I’m not going to stop looking for him. It’s cold out,” said Datoya McCoy, Treyvan’s cousin. “I have a lot of support from the community. A lot of the autism community, they’re out searching, looking, putting up fliers so whatever help that’s out there, we greatly appreciate it. We need it.”
“If anyone approaches him, just say that, he’s not in trouble or anything. Just say that your mom or your aunt want you to come home. We love you and we just want you to come home, period,” said Velma Handy, Rowe’s aunt.