Police searching for Del Cerro teen

Posted at 1:08 PM, Jan 10, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-13 21:50:08-05

UPDATE: Crispin Dowell has been found safe and sound, according to a Facebook post by his father Thursday night. 10News is working to learn how the teen was able to make it from San Diego to where he was found in Alabama.

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SAN DIEGO — Police are searching for a Del Cerro teenager missing since Monday morning. 

Crispin Dowell is 16-years-old and has high-functioning Autism. He stands 5'8" tall, weighs 160 pounds and has blonde hair. 

His parents said he has been seen twice, in La Mesa and Santee, since going missing. 

"I don't know where he slept, I don't know if he's eating," said Crispin's mother, Julie. She's at a loss for words and worried sick. "(I'm) staying up all night, hoping he comes home. Standing in front of the house hoping he's going to walk down the street."

She and her husband Peter noticed Crispin was missing from their Del Cerro home at 5 a.m. Monday. Around the same time, he bought a Monster energy drink and lighter at a Del Cerro Chevron around 5 a.m. He then withdrew $100 from a La Mesa Chase Bank around 9 a.m. and later that evening at 6 p.m., he withdrew $100 at another Chase in Santee.

"If I had a fight to point to, I can maybe understand but there was nothing," said Julie. "He was just gone in the morning."

If you have information on Crispin's whereabouts, contact the Dowell family at 619-309-6355 or 619-309-6350 or San Diego Police with case number 17-001053, incident number 17010013145.