Missing Poway teen found

POWAY - An 18-year-old Poway High School senior missing for more than three weeks has been found.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department reported Monday that Atticus VanArsdale was located. The sheriff’s department did not disclose where he was located or what his condition was. A Facebook page set up by his family stated Sunday that he "has been found and is on his way home."


VanArsdale was last seen on the evening of June 11. He was supposed to attend a high school graduation rehearsal at Poway High School the following morning, but he never arrived. He did not have a vehicle and was believed to be on foot.

In the days following his disappearance, search crews scoured areas around the teen's home and school by ground and air without any success.

There were no signs of criminal involvement in Van Arsdale's disappearance, which was being investigated as a "voluntary missing adult" case.

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