Sarasota missing endangered teen found safe

- Alford Matthews, a Sarasota teen who was reported as missing and endangered was found safe overnight Monday. 

17-year-old Alford Mathews was spotted by a store clerk east of I-75 and Bee Ridge Road in Sarasota around midnight. The clerk notified authorities, and Alford was returned home safe. 

Alford went missing around 5 p.m. Monday in the 1500 block of North Lockwood Ridge Road in Sarasota.

Alford suffers from a medical condition. Police sought the public's help to locate him through social media.

The Sarasota Police Department released a statement after Alford was returned home thanking everyone who helped get the word out. 

 

 

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