Detectives Search for Missing Tamarac Teen With Autism


UPDATE: Detectives with the Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit have located 17-year-old Watson Elias. Elias was safely located early Tuesday morning in Lauderdale Lakes and reunited with his family. 

By Kevin Deutsch

The Broward Sheriff’s Office Missing Persons Unit is asking for the public’s help in finding a missing 17-year-old boy from Tamarac.

According to detectives, Watson Elias was last seen on Oct. 31 around 1 a.m. near the 4100 block of West Commercial Boulevard in Tamarac.

Elias is about 5 feet tall and weighs around 160 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes and was last seen wearing a black shirt, black pants, and red shoes.

According to his family, Elias is autistic and suffers from medical conditions that require medication.

Anyone with information on Elias’ whereabouts is asked to call BSO Detective Chris Blankenship at 954-321-4268 or the BSO non-emergency number 954-764-HELP (4357).

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