Demetrius Vitalich, an autistic teenager went missing from the University City area Wed., Dec. 21.

Police were asking for the public’s help to find a missing teenager Wednesday, last seen in the University City area of San Diego.

Demetrius Vitalich, 17, has autism, San Diego Police (SDPD) said. 

He was last seen at approximately 9 a.m. after he left his house in University City. He may run if he is confronted.

Police say Vitalich was wearing a blue Denver Broncos beanie and a blue Broncos shirt. He is described to be 5-feet 7-inches, approximately 140 pounds with short black hair.

Anyone with information is asked to SDPD at (619)531-2000.