NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The mother of a 14-year-old autistic boy from Brooklyn who was found safe after he disappeared on Friday said her son spent the weekend playing games at Dave & Busters in Times Square, 1010 WINS reports.
Eliceo Cortez was found in good health in the area of Oriental Boulevard around 7 a.m. Monday, police said. Sources said a school guidance counselor heading to work spotted Eliceo on the street, CBS 2’s Andrea Grymes reported.
“I’m glad he’s home, that’s the main thing,” his mother, Nancy Reavis, said. “He was all weekend, he was at Dave & Busters, he said, and in the park right here in Brooklyn.”
It’s been an emotional roller coaster for the teen’s family since he disappeared last week. Eliceo was last seen on surveillance video getting onto a Q train at the Sheepshead Bay subway station around 2:30 p.m. Friday.
“I don’t know how they didn’t see him in Manhattan if the fliers were at 42nd Street,” Reavis said.