UPDATE 9:00 a.m. Tuesday, September 22

The Missoula Police department reports that 12 year-old Austin Soden has been found, and safely returned to his home. Authorities wish to thank the online community and all of Missoula for their support and assistance in locating Austin. 

A missing or endangered persons alert has been issued for 13 year-old Austin Soden. He was reported missing from Missoula at 8:00 a.m. on Monday.

Austin is autistic and has suicidal ideations and does not have access to his medication and is believed to be in danger.

Austin is African-American, 5'6", 200lbs, with brown eyes and black hair, and has a large birthmark on his left shoulder. He was last seen wearing black sweatpants and a black t-shirt.

Please contact Missoula Police Department at 552-6290 if you have any information as to his whereabouts.