Young man with autism reported missing in Queens

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WOODSIDE, Queens – A young man with autism and limited verbal ability has been reported missing from a community center in Queens, police said Tuesday.

Edward Liriano, 23, vanished Monday from the NYCHA Woodside Community Center at 50-19 Broadway, police said.

Edward Liriano, 23, was reported missing May 16, 2016, from a community center in Woodside, Queens.

Edward Liriano, 23, was reported missing May 16, 2016, from a community center in Woodside, Queens.

He has limited verbal ability and distinctive ways of walking and sitting that could help passersby recognize him and help bring him home safely, a source told PIX11 News. When walking, Liriano strides on his tip toes and when seated he rocks back and forth.

Anyone with information in the case is urged to call NYPD’s anonymous Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS.