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Missing Teen With Disabilities May Have Changed Clothes: Police

Missing West Chester Teen John Thomas Parker
West Whiteland Township Police Department

Police outside Philadelphia released a new photo Friday as they and the FBI continued the search for a missing teenager with developmental disabilities.

John Thomas Parker, 14, walked away from the Devereux Leo Kanner Learning Center in West Chester, Pennsylvania around 2:30 p.m. Tuesday and hasn’t been seen since. The Learning Center is a facility for children with intellectual or developmental disabilities.

West Whiteland Township Police say Parker, who stands around 5-foot, 7-inches tall and weighs around 110 pounds, may have walked to a nearby train station to try and leave the area. Officials notified his family who live in Washington, D.C.

Parker was captured on surveillance video as he was leaving the facility. He was wearing a T-shirt, jeans and black sneakers. He was also carrying a bright green backpack. Police say Parker may have changed his clothing however to khaki pants and a black jacket. They also say he may no longer have on the green backpack.

Parker has tattoos on his left arm. If you have any information on his whereabouts, please call 610-692-5100.

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