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Mom seeks help to find autistic son

A mother is seeking help to find her missing son who is autistic.

Helen Gooptar, said her son Nicholas Dwight Williams, 26, left their New Settlement Picton, Monkey Town home on Monday morning to go to a nearby parlour and has not been seen since.

The worried mother said she believes Nicholas got disoriented by his surroundings and may be lost. However, given the spate of crime in the country, she said she is concerned because he had about $700 in his pocket when he left home that morning.

Footage from a CCTV camera showed him walking along the road in the community around 6.43 am on Monday, December 3. At the time he was wearing a green jersey, a light blue three quarter pants and a pair of Jordan sneakers.

Gooptar who is employed with the San Fernando City Corporation said, she left for work about 6.10 am on Monday. “One of my daughters told me Nicholas left shortly after. He usually goes to the shop on mornings to buy whatever he wants and comes back home. When I got home from work about 11.30 am, he had not returned. We searched the area, made several calls, went to the hospital, but found no signs of him.”

Gooptar said she and her family were relocated to this area about two years ago and believes her son may not be familiar with the surroundings.

“He is a big baby, he just goes to the shop and back. I have to do everything for him. Once before he left home and got lost for several days in the mangrove before finding his way home. I am hoping that this is what happened to him this time and nothing more.”

A report was made to the Barrackpore police station. Anyone with information concerning the whereabouts of Nicholas Dwight Williams is asked to contact the Barrackpore police station at 654-0609 or San Fernando Police station at 652-1771.

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