Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford but has since been located.

Nakota Hinksman had been reported missing in Abbotsford but has since been located.

UPDATE: Missing teen with autism has been located in Abbotsford

Nakota Hinksman, 18, had been missing since 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday

UPDATE: The Abbotsford Police Department indicated at 1:31 p.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 26) that “thanks to some great communications with BC Transit bus drivers,” Nakota Hinksman has been located.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Abbotsford Police Department (APD) is asking for the public’s help to find a missing teen who has autism and functions at a much lower age than his own.

Police say Nakota Hinksman, 18, went missing at 3:20 a.m. on Tuesday (Jan. 26) from the area of Marshall and Clearbrook roads.

He is described as 5’ 11” and heavy-set with short dark hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a dark-coloured pullover sweater and red shorts.

Police say Hinksman is a “very friendly young man.” Anyone who spots him is asked to call 911 or the APD at 604-859-5225 or to text 222973 (abbypd).