Police Search for Missing 56-Year-Old Man With Autism

Police said the man lives with his mother in Inglewood and has never walked away before

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    Redondo Beach Police Department
    Inglewood resident Eric Ferguson, who has autism, went missing during a trip to the Redondo Beach Pier on Friday, May 30, 2014, police said.

    Police are asking for the public’s help in finding a 56-year-old man with autism who went missing during a trip to the Redondo Beach Pier on Friday.

    Eric Ferguson of Inglewood was with a supervised adult development group about 1 p.m. visiting the Fun Factory arcade, Redondo Beach police said. As the group began to leave, he was last seen near the foot of the pier at Torrance Boulevard.

    Ferguson will respond to his name, but is wary about physical contact, police said. He usually will not hold a conversation and tends to repeat himself.

    Police said the man lives with his mother in Inglewood and has never walked away before. He knows how to ride the bus, but he may not have the money for fare.

    Ferguson was described as a black man, 5 foot 11 inches tall and weighing about 230 pounds. He was last seen wearing a dark-green T-shirt, green shorts and black Nike shoes.

    Anyone with information was asked to call the Redondo Beach Police Department at 310-379-2477, ext. 2351.

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