Missing Vancouver man found in Corvallis, Ore.

By Emily Gillespie, Columbian breaking news reporter

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Updated: December 4, 2013, 4:13 PM

 
photoVancouver police are searching for John Jenkins, an adult male with autism and mental illness which makes him vulnerable to strangers. He has been missing since Tuesday night.

A Vancouver man with autism who went missing Tuesday evening was found safe Wednesday in Corvallis, Ore.

Local police searched dumpsters and alleyways Wednesday for John Jenkins, who was seen at his residence in the Westfield Vancouver mall area about 6 p.m. Tuesday, according to Vancouver police.

Jenkins has been diagnosed with a mental illness and is autistic, which makes him gullible when contacted by strangers, police said.