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No details are yet available, but the search for this man has concluded.
(SALEM, Ore.) - UPDATE: We know very little, but Salem Police have confirmed that the search for a missing 30-year old man named Erick Svoboda who is autistic, is over. We do not know anything about his status, but we have calls in to Salem Police to determine exactly what the update means. Again, we have only learned that Mr. Svoboda has been located, we will bring you more as soon as it is available.
The family of Erick Svoboda is reaching out to the Media and the public to assist them in finding their Missing 30 year old AUTISTIC son…as the Salem Police Department told the family they will not actively look for him, even with his autism because he is an adult.
Erick is classified as ENDANGERED because of his AUTISM. The Salem Police knocked on the door of Erick’s mother, Cathy Eldridge on Monday July 19th, at approximately 2:00 pm to tell them their son is missing.
Erick Svoboda is 5' 10'' tall and weighs 170 lbs. He was last seen at 7:30 PM Friday July 16th leaving his mother’s home on a turquoise women’s mountain bike which has "Fury" on the frame of the bike.
Erick was wearing blue jeans, a black "tapout" shirt, and sunglasses, red white & blue high top shoes (possibly Nikes). He wears his sunglasses and yellow ear plugs all of the time.
Erick is a high functioning autistic, non-confrontational, and will avoid people as much as possible. Svoboda has socialization difficulties and rarely talks to anyone. He will respond when spoken to, and will agree to almost anything he is asked to do.
Eric Svoboda was last seen at the home of his Mother, and Stepfather, Cathy & Daniel Eldridge, at: 1877 Winter St. N.E., Salem, OR 97301.
The mother, Cathy Eldridge, says the family is desperately searching for him and is concerned that the local police aren't willing to help search for Erick because he is an adult.
He has a regular part-time job 2 days a week at the Garten Foundation, a local recycling company that employs disable workers in Salem. He worked his regular shifts last week on July 13th and 14th.
Below is a link: to a map of the area he was last seen:
If you have seen Erick Svoboda Immediately call Cathy Eldridge at: 503-588-5429, and the Salem Police at 503-588-6144 Regarding: Case # 10-28220
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