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Woman with autism reported missing in the Bronx

Zaahira Farouk, 18, has been missing for more than 15 hours. (DCPI)

Zaahira Farouk, 18, has been missing for more than 15 hours. (DCPI)

CONCOURSE, The Bronx — Police are searching for a woman with autism who has been missing since Tuesday morning.

Zaahira Farouk, 18, was last seen leaving her home at 750 Grand Concourse and heading southbound around 5 a.m.

Farouk is described as being approximately 5-foot-9 and weighing 110 pounds. She has braids in her hair.

Police say Farouk was not wearing a coat when she left her home.

Police have released a photo of Farouk with the hope that someone will recognize her.

Anyone with information is asked to call the NYPD Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS or 1-888-57-PISTA (74782) for Spanish.

The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime stoppers website at WWW.NYPDCRIMESTOPPERS.COM or by texting their tips to 274637 (CRIMES) then enter TIP577.