Missing boy with autism found safe, is in fair condition



Posted on September 26, 2011 at 3:22 PM

Updated Monday, Sep 26 at 8:20 PM

Willisburg, Ky. (WHAS11) - The missing boy with autism, Randall Leon Chesser, has been found safe and is in fair condition.

"He's been found safely on someone's property," said Kentucky State Trooper Billy Gregory.

Randall Chesser's uncle, Jimmy Lewis, said, "It relieves me to the point that they found the child in the vicinity and that he wasn't abducted."

A massive search for an autistic boy in Willisburg, Kentucky has been called off.

Two volunteers from the Mercer County Fire Department found 7-year-old Randall Chesser before 3 p.m. Monday.  He was three miles from home near a creek in a wooded area by Coulter Lane.

Crews combed through two miles of a wooded area off Lawrenceburg Road in Willisburg not too far from the Fire Station.  Dogs were able to catch a recent sent of the boy in a wooded area by his house.

During the 48 hour search a National Guard Chopper flew overhead while many canvassed the area by foot, horse and ATV for Randall including his own family.

He was last seen playing with his brother and cousin in his family's front yard over the weekend. His mother was a nervous wreck because Randall was never known to leave the front yard.

State Police did not suspect foul play and no Amber Alert was issued because there was no abduction.

But time was still crucial.
Weather was bad and because Randall is autistic he could not call out or communicate properly.

He was wearing a light blue hoodie with a basketball team logo, cowboy boots and spurs before he vanished.

About 600 volunteers helped look for him even from as far away as Texas.