October 24, 2005

Autistic Man Missing Since Saturday

A reminder of the questions being explored. Did this man's autism contribute to his current 'at risk' status? Would he be in danger if his autism had been 'cured'?

Authorities search for missing man
Antwan Hester

Raleigh — A 22-year-old autistic man wandered away from his family Saturday night at the N.C. State Fair and hasn't been seen since.

Antwan Hester, of Henderson, was last seen walking towards Hillsborough Street from Blue Ridge Road, according to the Wake County Sheriff’s Office.

Hester is 5-feet-8-inches tall and weighs 220 pounds. He has brown eyes, black hair. He also has a thin beard and a moustache. He was last seen wearing a gray hooded sweatshirt with a blue striped T-shirt underneath. He also had on blue sweat pants and tan Timberland boots.

Hester is autistic and has childlike tendencies, according to the sheriff's office.

Anyone with information can contact Investigator S. Ikerd with the Wake County Sheriff’s Office at 856-6967.

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