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Tragic Ending to Philadelphia Wandering Case

March 07, 2014

(March 7, 2014) - Christina Sankey, a 29-year-old woman with autism who went missing in Philadelphia on Thursday, has been found dead.

Sankey, who was non-verbal, became separated from her caregiver on Thursday afternoon in a Philadelphia department store.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends.

Autism Speaks has partnered with the National Center for Missing & Exploited Children to address autism wandering incidents. Visit this page to find out how to report an active case of wandering.  Find Autism Speaks resources to help prevent wandering here.