Gresham police ask for help finding runaway boy

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PORTLAND — Gresham, Ore., police are asking for help finding a boy who ran away from his parents early Tuesday.

Maliki Isreal Skutley, 12, left a hotel in the 17700 block of Northeast Sacramento Street shortly after 1 a.m. and didn’t tell his parents, Gresham police said in a news release. Maliki is diagnosed with autistism and has “a number of social ailments,” police said.

Police said he told a man outside the hotel that he was going to an unspecified store.

He’s about 5 feet, 5 inches tall and 130 pounds and has curly brown hair and blue eyes. He was last known to be in a black shirt and blue pajama pants, according to police.

Police encourage anyone with information about the boy’s whereabouts to call 911.