Missing teen with autism found safe, Marion County deputies say

Romeo Santana Blue, 14, found in Leesburg

Romeo Blue (Marion County Sheriff's Office)

MARION COUNTY, Fla. – Marion County Sheriff’s office said in an update Monday that a 14-year-old boy reported missing last week was found safe in Leesburg.

Deputies previously said Romeo Santana Blue was last seen around 8:30 p.m. Sunday leaving his home in the 4000 block of SW 167th St. in Ocala.

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The 14-year-old has brown eyes and brown hair. He weighs 128 pounds, and is 5 feet, 8 inches tall, according to the sheriff’s office. Blue was last seen wearing a blue shirt with “NASA” written on it and red basketball shorts with a white stripe down the side.

Deputies said Blue has autism and does not have his prescribed medication.

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