Update: The boy was found unharmed, police said. For the latest updates on this story, click here. The boy’s name and photo have been removed from the story because he is a juvenile.

Original story —

NEWARK, N.J. (PIX11) – Newark police are asking for the public’s help finding a 6-year-old boy with autism who was reported missing Monday.

Police said the boy was last seen inside his residence in the 600 block of Elizabeth Avenue around 2 a.m. His mother realized he was gone around 5 a.m., according to authorities.

He was last seen wearing a black T-shirt with a “Love” logo in red and white letters, blue Crocs, off-white shorts and a diaper.

Newark police are urging anyone with information about the whereabouts of Alimou Diallo to call the Police Division’s 24-hour Crime Stopper tip line at 1-877-NWK-TIPS (1-877-695-8477). All anonymous Crime Stopper tips are kept confidential and could result in a reward.

Erin Pflaumer is a digital content producer from Long Island who has covered both local and national news since 2018. She joined PIX11 in 2023. See more of her work here.