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Police search for missing woman with Asperger's

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Courtesy: Michigan State Police Courtesy: Michigan State Police
OAKLEY, MI (WNEM) -

A 19-year-old woman went missing Friday morning from her home in Oakley.

Angel Colon went missing from her home on the 200 block of Sharon Street. She left the house sometime between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m., police said.

Her mother said she was taking a nap, but when she woke up her daughter, who has Asperger's syndrome, was gone.

She was last seen wearing a black leather jacket and black winter boots. She is 5'4" and 150 pounds. She has brown hair and blue eyes.

A K-9 unit was called to the scene, but they could not pick up Colon's scent, MSP Lt. David Kaiser said.

Police said she was spotted about 4 p.m. at Ainslie Street in Saginaw, but she is still missing.

"I'm starting to get scared right now," said Laurie Colon, mother. "I told her when I get up in a couple hours we'll go do something. And when I got up and he got home, she was gone."

Laurie Colon said Asperger's greatly affects her daughter's common sense.

"It's terrifying because she's 19-years-old and I have guardianship over her. But she also has the mentality of a fourth or fifth grader," Laurie Colon said.

She believes her daughter walked away from home this morning to visit the daughter's boyfriend in Saginaw. Angel Colon has had a tendency to wander off in the past.

"She is a perfect target. What's been going through my mind all day is human trafficking. These kids have no fear or any understanding of consequences," Laurie Colon said.

She said a few hours after her daughter's photo circulated online she received a call from a local woman. That woman told her she met Angel Colon in St. Charles, where she had walked 11 miles from her home in Oakley.

Angel Colon asked the woman for a ride to Saginaw and the woman took her there. After Laurie Colon received the phone call she called police. Police then went to Angel's boyfriend's house.

"And said that she had been there, but that she had left," Laurie Colon said.

That's the last time she was seen.

"I'm thinking God is going to protect her and she'll be find. That's what I'm thinking," Laurie Colon said.

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