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Update: At-risk Teen Found Following Massive Search

Searchers are thanking the public for the help they received.

Sheriff's deputies with a tracking dog head up a trail in search of David Soto. (Photo: Daniel Lane, DailySoCal.com)
Sheriff's deputies with a tracking dog head up a trail in search of David Soto. (Photo: Daniel Lane, DailySoCal.com)
Update:
David Soto has been found safe.

Wildomar Police officers responded to a call about a prowler in the 21000 block of Amethyst at 5:30 p.m. It was David.

Following a brief medical exam, he was reunited with his family.

The police and sheriff's departments thank everyone involved in the search for their help.

Friday, 3:30 p.m.:

Riverside County Sheriff's deputies are searching on the ground, from the air, and with the help of a tracking dog to find a mentally challenged teen who was reported missing Friday morning.

According to a release from the sheriff's department, David Soto, 19, was last seen in his Wildomar home at 2:30 this morning. He was reported missing at 7:30.

Wildomar Police are asking for the public's help in finding him. David is 6 feet tall, 130 pounds, and was last seen wearing blue sweat pants and sandals. He has the mental capacity of a 15-year-old. David usually wears a GPS tracking device but it had been removed for maintenance.

According to DailySoCal.com, the focus of he search is on the vicinity of McVicker Street, "At least 10 or more units are on scene, with a canine unit searching the surrounding area, and a sheriff’s helicopter circling overhead." Click here to see a full gallery of photos from the scene.

If you have seen David today, you're asked to call Sheriff's Dispatch at (951) 776-1099, or Lieutenant Zachary Hall at (951) 445-7951.



Scarlette June 28, 2014 at 08:36 PM
What would cause you say he will get a gun and kill innocent people? Do you know if he is known to be violent? Do you know enough about him to make that assumption? I have seen him several times in the wash near my house minding his own business and collecting sticks. You can't assume that because somebody is mentally challenged that they are dangerous.
Ken Lewis June 28, 2014 at 10:38 PM
Scarlette you are so right. But maybe he should be placed in another home since it appears his current family doesn't seem to be doing a good job in careing for the boy. Or maybe their mentally chalenged also?
ChrisG June 29, 2014 at 09:08 AM
Do his parents still hold legal guardianship? To me, this is a lot like the story of the elderly man with dementia that goes wondering off now and then. Does it use police resources? Sure does. But people like these two are not a threat to anyone but maybe themselves. Seems whoever they are living with are doing a pretty good job of watching them. I'm not opposed to institutionalizing the mentally ill that pose threats to anyone but that is not the case here.
Fisher Lady June 29, 2014 at 01:34 PM
Thank you Scarlette
DB June 29, 2014 at 06:53 PM
In cases like this I would rather assume wrong....this is horrendous parenting.....bad parents create bad kids

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