UPDATE: Missing Autistic Boy Found About 20 Miles from Home

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FOLSOM-

After two and a half tense hours, a missing autistic child from Folsom was found safe.

Dawson Kenrow, 12, disappeared from his home in the Briggs Ranch area of Folsom about 6:25 p.m. His parents didn't realize he was gone for about 20 minutes.

Folsom officers started searching the wooded areas behind storefronts along Blue Ravine Road, but to no avail.

They estimated Dawson had only traveled about one to two miles away from home and concentrated their search within that radius.

It turns out Dawson went much farther away -- 21 miles to be exact.

A driver spotted him on Folsom-Auburn Road in Newcastle around 9 p.m. and called the California Highway Patrol.

Officers were able to find him based on that call and bring him safely into their Auburn office.

Dawson left home on his Razor scooter and investigators believe he scooted the entire distance by himself.

His parents were overwhelmed with relief once police told them Dawson was safe.