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Canton Township Public Safety Department
Wednesday July 3rd, 2019 :: 12:09 p.m. EDT


UPDATE: MISSING PERSON LOCATED: Patel/Akash 21 years old. East Indian male, 5'7", 120lbs, "at risk" autistic person.

UPDATE: MISSING PERSON Akash Patel has been LOCATED in a nearby city. Thank you to all who assisted Northville Township to locate Patel and return him home safely.


Police are seeking the communities assistance in locating a missing "at risk" person: Akash Patel; male, 21 years old, East Indian, 5'7", 120 pounds, black hair, glasses, some facial hair. Last seen wearing gray sweatshirt with a blue polo underneath, gray shorts, gray New Balance shoes.

Subject left his residence in Northville Township for a walk at 7:20 pm last evening and did not return home. Akash has high-functioning autism.

Akash was possibly seen in the area of Canton Center Road and Warren Road in Canton at approximately 9:00 pm last night.

Pictures are attached.


If you have any information that may assist police in locating Akash Patel, please call 911 or contact the Northville Township Police at 248-349-9400.

Canton Township Public Safety Department
1150 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 734-394-5400

Patricia Esselink
Public Safety Department

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