Danny Nathan. Courtesy Tulsa Police Department. 

Update 11:15 a.m.: Danny Nathan was located at a friend's house near East Central High School on Thursday morning, police say. He is reportedly safe with his mother. 

Police are searching for an autistic teen who went missing from east Tulsa on Tuesday. 

Danny Nathan, 16, was last seen about 11 a.m. in the 2300 block of South 96th East Avenue. Nathan is high-functioning on the autism spectrum and routinely wanders off for an hour at a time, according to a news release. 

"Because of his condition he assumes everyone will be his friend," the release states. 

Nathan's mother reported him missing the next day. The 6-foot, 150-pound black teen was last seen wearing camouflage shorts and no shirt or shoes. 

Nathan takes medication for asthma, and the last time he took his medication is unknown. 

Anyone with information on Nathan's whereabouts is asked to call TPD at 918-596-9222. 

Kelsy Schlotthauer



Twitter: @K_Schlott 

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Kelsy graduated Oklahoma State University with a degree in multimedia journalism and joined the Tulsa World in 2019. She covers breaking news and is passionate about people, social justice and law enforcement. Phone: (918) 581-8455

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