Search continues for missing boy with autism who has not been seen since Saturday

Police and volunteers are still searching for a missing boy with autism in northwest Indiana.

Kyrin Carter, 12, was last seen near the Best Western in Hammond at 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to an alert from Indiana State Police.

He is believed to be in extreme danger and may require medical assistance, state police said.


Kyrin is Black, about 5-foot-4 and 130 pounds with brown hair and brown eyes, state police said.

Surveillance video shows him leaving the hotel wearing dark blue shorts with a light blue tripe, a light blue short sleeve shirt and no shoes.

He and his family are from Kansas City. They are in Hammond to visit family.

Police said that more than 80 police officers and volunteers were out searching for Kyrin on Sunday. That includes ground and water crews, helicopters, searchers on ATVs, drones and trained search dogs.

Hammond police said that if you have seen Kyrin, please call them at 219-660-0000 or call 9-1-1.