CHICAGO (CBS)–Chicago Police are continuing to search for a 25-year-old autistic man who may be in need of medical attention.

Auston Cunningham was reported missing from the 1500 block of East 74th Place, police said.

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During a press conference Thursday, Chicago Police said Cunningham’s condition causes him to shy away from strangers and physical contact. He will, howver, respond to mentions of “Mrs. Cunningham,” police said.

Cunningham does not have a history of going missing, police said.

Cunningham is black, stands about 5’8 tall and weighs about 140 pounds. He was wearing a shirt with gray and red stripes and white shoes when he went missing.

He is likely wearing the same clothing he was last seen in, police said.

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He is known to frequent the areas of the 7200 block of South Lawrence Avenue and the 11300 block of South Indiana Avenue.

His family members told the media they love him and just want him to come home.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Area Central Detective Division at (312) 747-8380.



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