UPDATE: Missing 18-year-old autistic man potentially spotted, says mom

A West Island mother says she has received word her missing 18-year-old autistic son may be on a bus heading to the Verdun metro station.

She has been frantically waiting for news of Robbie Brooks, who has gone missing from his Lachine group home. 

Cynthia Ellis was told yesterday that her son, Robbie Brooks, hadn't been seen since the day before.

She is currently in the United States, where she was vacationing. 

"I am so worried about him," she says. "He's got a mind-set of a younger child, maybe 11 to 15 years old.

"He's very impressionable, so I worry about what kind of trouble he might be in. I just want him to at least call. I don't know where he could be."

Robbie has recently undergone travel training, meaning he has learned how to take the metro and train.

He is said to like going downtown, particularly Chinatown, though he may be in the Dorval area as well.

Neither Ellis nor the staff at the home know what Robbie was wearing when he left, though she suspects he may have a black backpack with skulls on it.

Robbie is 5'10, 147 pounds, has light brown hair and hazel-brown eyes.

Ellis says he is suspicious of strangers and is easily upset.

Ellis asks anyone who sees him to contact police or her at 514-771-0119.

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  1. ashley hall posted on 08/21/2014 03:30 PM
    Cyn, I pray for you all!
    I hope Little Robbie is soon found and you are given peace of mind! I know and see how stressed and worried you are of your son. With love and hope
    Ashley
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