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Autistic teen missing from Bob Hope Airport found unharmed

A 14-year-old autistic boy who was reported missing after leaving a flight at Bob Hope Airport in Burbank was found unharmed Wednesday evening in West Hollywood, authorities said.

Cameron James Smith was found by airport police about 6 p.m. in the 8900 block of Santa Monica Boulevard, said Sgt. Brian Lutz of the West Hollywood Sheriff’s station.

Lutz said his deputies were notified by the officers and responded to the scene and confirmed that the boy was not harmed. “He was in good condition,” Lutz told The Times.

It was unclear how the boy ended up on busy Santa Monica Boulevard. He went missing after getting off the plane Wednesday morning after the flight was delayed because of mechanical issues, authorities said. L.A. NOW


-- Robert J. Lopez, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Cameron James Smith at Bob Hope Airport on Wednesday October 29, 2011. Credit: Bob Hope Airport.