Father of missing NJ teen with autism: ‘Michael, we just want you home’

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – The father of Michael Karwan, the missing New Jersey teenager with autism, is pleading for his son to come home.

“I just want to say to the public that it’s so crucial and essential that if you do see Michael, please call 911 and stay with him,” Walter Karwan said on the PIX11 Morning News.

Karwan says that his son is very high functioning and will speak to people. However, Karwan said that Michael is probably very disorientated from being away from home for so long. “His anxiety level has to be very high and I think he feels lost, that’s why he’s not talking to anybody.” Michael will not run, his father said, if someone approaches him.

The teen was last seen in Malboro, New Jersey and is believed to have boarded a bus to New York City last week.

“He’s such a loving, wonderful boy and not to have him with us is very difficult,” Karwan said through tears.

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