Missing Fayette Co. Teen With Autism Found Safely

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(Photo Credit: State Police)

(Photo Credit: State Police)

PITTSBURGH (KDKA) –A missing teenager from Fayette County was found safely after he was reported missing Friday.

Michael Bassinger Jr., 17, was reported missing by his father around 5 p.m. Friday.

Bassinger is from Smithfield Borough and has autism, which leaves him with the mental capacity of a 5-year-old child.

He is 5 feet 10 inches tall, about 300 pounds, has brown hair which is shaved and blue eyes.

He was last seen wearing a gray t-shirt with “In Loving Memory of Patty Ann” on the front and dark blue shorts.

However, he was found sometime before Saturday morning.

Police say he was also riding a blue-green mountain bike.

Anyone with information is asked to call State Police in Uniontown at 724-439-7111.

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