UPDATE AT 10:10 P.M. (WZZM) -- The mother of an autistic Wyoming teenager who was the subject of an Amber Alert says the boy was trying to return home Friday night, but became lost after sunset.
Police found Joseph Lasher, 15, in the 5500 block of Clay Ave. SW, just a few blocks from his home in the 5700 block of Haughey Ave. SW.
Joseph wandered away from home around 1:45 p.m. Friday. He is a highly-functional autistic teenager.
His mother, Colleen, says the boy ended up going to Target and Meijer stores around 54th Street.
Police received a tip that Joseph had been seen at the Meijer store around 8:15 p.m.
Colleen Lasher says her son was tired, sweaty and hungry when officers brought him home, but he was going to have a late dinner. She thanked police and people who saw media reports on her son for helping in his recovery.