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Hundreds search for missing autistic teen in UP

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Posted at 5:22 PM, Apr 26, 2021
and last updated 2021-04-26 17:22:54-04

PAULDING, Mich. (AP) — After an intense weekend search, volunteers fanned out again in snowy conditions Monday morning to look for a 17-year-old boy missing in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula.

Cam Besonen's family says he's autistic and non-verbal. The search is near Paulding in Ontonagon County.

Cam was last seen Friday. Cam was wearing a long-sleeve shirt and jeans, clothes that don’t offer much protection in cold weather.

Jill Keeley-Besonen says her son has no sense of direction or how to yell for help. Hundreds of people joined the search over the weekend.