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17-year-old endangered teen safely returned home after being located by a store clerk

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Posted at 10:53 PM, Oct 17, 2016
and last updated 2016-10-18 02:00:26-04

UPDATE:

Alford Matthews has been found safe. A store clerk located Alford just around midnight at I-75 & Bee Ridge Road and called authorities. The teen was returned home. Sarasota Police wants to thank everyone who helped share his photo.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Officers with the Sarasota Police Department are currently searching for a missing, endangered teenager.

Alford Mathews, 17, was last seen at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday in the 1500 block of North Lockwood Ridge Road, Sarasota.

Alford suffers from a medical condition.  He was last seen wearing a gray top with red strips, jeans, and black Nike sneakers.

Anyone with information is asked to call 911 or the Sarasota Police Department at (941) 316-1199.