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Missing teen with autism found safe in Pinal County

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Posted at 11:10 PM, Feb 28, 2019
and last updated 2019-03-01 02:07:41-05

SAN TAN VALLEY, Ariz. -- The Pinal County Sheriff's Office says 14-year-old Jacob Gazzaniga, who is considered a high-functioning autistic with a mental capacity of an 8-year-old, is now back with family after going missing.

The teen was last seen at his San Tan Valley home Thursday around 7:45 p.m. in the 2000 block of West Jasper Butte Drive.

Around midnight Friday, PCSO said the teen was found safe and back with family.