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Update: Missing autistic child from Andover found safe

ANDOVER, Mass. — Update from 5:20p.m.: Jacob has been found safe in Tewksbury.

Original article: Police say a boy who is on the autism spectrum went missing from Andover on Wednesday afternoon.

12-year-old Jacob Jovellas was last seen in the Lowell Street area near the 99 restaurant around 3:00 p.m., according to Andover Police.

Authorities say Jacob has a limited verbal capacity and was wearing a “Chill Vibes” tie dye shirt and shorts.

If anyone knows Jacob’s whereabouts, you’re asked to call police.

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