UPDATED 9:35 a.m.
Medford police have found a 15-year-old Medford boy who has been missing since about midnight, authorities confirmed.
Nicolas Ian Cain, of 18 Scholarship Way, was found at 9:20 a.m. at the corner of Alta Lane and South Haskell Street in Central Point, less than one mile from his home.
"He's fine. He's in good health," said Lt. Mike Budreau.
Police are interviewing Nicolas now. They believe he ran away.
A Medford teenager with autism has been missing since midnight today, and police are asking for the public's help in finding the boy.
Nicolas Ian Cain, 15, of 18 Scholarship Way, was last seen by his mother at 10 p.m. Wednesday when he went to bed, Medford police reported this morning. When his father came home from work at midnight, he went into his son's bedroom to check on him but found him missing from the room.
“He put pillows in his bed like it was occupied, and he does have a history of running away. We certainly believe he left on his own accord,” said Medford police Lt. Mike Budreau. “Because of the cold temperatures, we're really not sure he had anywhere to go. Hopefully he's with a friend or something like that."
Budreau added that it's not known how Nicolas exited the house. Family, friends and neighbors have been contacted but have not seen Nicolas.
“We haven't had any sightings of him at all, in fact. We've been searching the area all night long," Budreau said.
Nicolas's parents say he has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old, police said.
"That is the main concern with him," Budreau said.
He is reportedly wearing a black jacket with an orange liner. No additional clothing description was available. Authorities said they are asking the public to keep an eye out for Nicolas because of the cold temperatures overnight and his autism.
Anyone who has seen Nicolas should call Medford police at 541-774-4784.
— Ryan Pfeil
UPDATED: Medford teenager found, alive and in good health
UPDATED 9:35 a.m.