UPDATE: Missing Teen Found Safe

Update at 5:30 p.m. — The teen has been found safe, according to Fairfax County police. “Officers located Elliott Byrum a short time ago,” the police department said Thursday afternoon. “He is in good health and will be reunited with his family shortly. Thanks to all concerned.”

Fairfax County police are asking for the public’s help in locating a “critical” missing teen last seen in Reston.

Police said 17-year-old Elliot Byrum was last seen in front of the Giant grocery store in the North Point Village Center (1452 Reston Parkway) around 2:50 p.m. Wednesday. Byrum reportedly works at the grocery store, but never went inside and checked in for his shift.

Police said they are concerned for Elliot’s well-being due to mental health issues.

“We have reason to believe he may be in danger due to mental disabilities and his family is concerned for his well-being,” police said in a statement early Thursday morning.elliot-byrum-courtesy-fcpd

Elliot is described as 5-foot-9, around 110 pounds, with brown hair and brown eyes. He may be wearing his Giant grocery work t-shirt. Photos distributed by police also show him wearing glasses.

Anyone who thinks they may have information about Elliot Byrum or his whereabouts is asked to contact Detective Bill Woolf at 703-246-4059 or the Fairfax County Police Department at 703-691-2131. Anonymous tips can also be called into Crime Solvers at 1-865-411-TIPS.

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