Missing Tavares teen found safe

Asja Gunn returned to her home

Asja Gunn.
Asja Gunn.

TAVARES, Fla. – A missing Tavares teen who has Asperger's syndrome and is bipolar has been found safe, police said.

Asja Gunn, 18, was reported missing at 9:30 p.m. Monday when her mother realized that her daughter was not home, Tavares police said. Asja has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old, and police said she's endangered.

A Tavares police officer found Asja walking in the area Tuesday morning, officials said. She was taken home and is safe, police said.

A search using a helicopter and a bloodhound was launched Monday night.


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