Previously-missing Madison man with autism reunited with family

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Shaquille Sanford

Shaquille Sanford (Courtesy: Metro Nashville Police Department)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro Police report missing 27-year-old Shaquille Sanford was found near 11th Avenue and Laurel Street. Officers stayed with him until his family arrived to reunite with him.


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — Metro police issued an alert for a missing 27-year-old man with autism early Wednesday morning.

Officers said Shaquille Sanford walked away from his Chadwell Drive residence in Madison Tuesday afternoon between 3 and 6 p.m. and never returned.

His family called police around 8 p.m. after they were unable to locate him.

Officers searched throughout the night without success, although there was a possible sighting by a citizen near the Madison library at 5 a.m.

Sanford is described as 5 feet, 6 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.

Anyone with information on Sanford’s whereabouts is urged to contact the Metro Nashville Police Department at 615-862-8600.

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