Steven DeMarlie was last seen yesterday morning.
Steven DeMarlie was last seen yesterday morning.
Chandler Police Department

Chandler Police Looking for Missing Man With Autism

The Chandler Police Department is asking the public's help in tracking down a man with autism last seen yesterday morning.

Steven Michael DeMarlie, 44, was last seen about 11:30 a.m. yesterday by his family. He told them he planned to go hiking in the Tonto National Forrest with his dog, a white lab.

DeMarlie called a friend in Chicago about 3:30 p.m. and hasn't been heard from since.

DeMarlie suffers from dyslexia, autism, an a "mild" mental handicap, Chandler police say.

He was last seen driving a red 2005 Nissan Altima with white mirrors and Arizona license plate 187WCE.

At the time of his disappearance, DeMarlie was wearing a green polo shirt, shorts, and hiking boots. DeMarlie is 6 feet tall and weighs 240 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Chandler Police Department at 480-782-4130.

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