14-yr-old with autism missing since Lundi Gras

A 14-yr-old autistic boy was last seen leaving with an older man from Canal St. in New Orleans on Lundi Gras.


The New Orleans Police Department is asking for the public’s help in finding Amari Thompson, 14, who was reported missing Wednesday, March 2, 2022.

According to investigators, the 14-yr-old is autistic and was last seen by a group of friends near 1 Canal Street during Lundi Gras on Monday, Feb. 28, 2022. 

Thompson is 109 pounds, 5’4″ in height, brown eyes, black hair, last seen wearing a black shirt, black hoodie with blue horizontal stripes, black jeans, headphones, and black glasses. The teen was seen walking away from the group with an unknown older black man wearing a black Kangol hat with a salt and pepper moustache.

Anyone who can help with his whereabouts is asked to call NOPD at (504) 658-6080 or Crimestoppers at (504) 822-1111.

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