Search widens for missing NJ autistic teen

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The search for an autistic New Jersey teenager is widening to upstate New York.

Authorities have been searching for Michael Karwan since he vanished Nov. 19 from his home in Marlboro, N.J.

The Monmouth County prosecutor’s office says the 19-year-old may have accidentally traveled to a town in upstate New York.

The Star-Ledger reports (http://bit.ly/1832bVa ) Karwan is believed to have asked for directions to Marlboro at the Port Authority Bus Terminal, but may have mistakenly been directed to Marlboro, N.Y.

Webster says Karwan was spotted Friday in Highland, N.Y., which is near Marlboro. He may have been spotted Monday in nearby Hillside.

State and federal authorities and volunteers have been searching for Karwan, who may need medical attention.

Anyone with information should call the Marlboro, N.J., police at 732-536-0100.

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Information from: The (Newark, N.J.) Star-Ledger, http://www.nj.com

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