NYPD: Nonverbal 16-year-old with autism found safe

The NYPD is reporting that 16-year-old Connor Lian has been found safe.

News 12 Staff

Mar 30, 2023, 4:51 PM

Updated 421 days ago


NYPD: Nonverbal 16-year-old with autism found safe
UPDATE 3:45 p.m.: The NYPD says Connor Lian has been found safe. Earlier coverage below.
The NYPD is working to find a missing teenager from Queens.
Connor Lian, 16, was last seen around 5 p.m. Wednesday in front of St. Patrick's Cathedral when he was separated from his family, police say.
Lian is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall and 125 pounds with brown eyes and black hair.
He was wearing a gray puffer coat, a black longsleeved shirt, brown shoes and a tan golf hat with a 121st U.S. Open - Torrey Pines logo and a picture of a tree.
NYPD Commissioner Keechant Sewell said Lian is autistic and nonverbal.
Lian responds to the nickname "Red," police say.
Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Lian is asked to call the NYPD's Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips at the Crime Stoppers website  or on Twitter at @NYPDTips.

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