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Deputies search for missing man with autism

Posted at 1:06 PM, Jan 11, 2019
and last updated 2019-01-11 16:06:37-05

VISTA (CNS) - Authorities Friday are seeking public help in finding an autistic 27-year-old man missing in Vista.

Jaime Ramirez last was seen at his home in the 500 block of Civic Center Drive around 6 p.m. Saturday, according to the San Diego County Sheriff's Department.

Ramirez has high-functioning autism and can care for himself, but has difficulty speaking, the department said.

His family told deputies he regularly uses public transportation and frequents Oceanside beaches.

Ramirez is a 6-foot Hispanic man weighing about 60 pounds with black hair and brown eyes. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on Ramirez's whereabouts was asked to call the sheriff's department at (858) 565-5200.