UPDATE: Chesapeake police say Jacob Skeates has been located and is safe.


CHESAPEAKE, Va. (WAVY) – The Chesapeake Police Department and Virginia State Police are asking for the public’s help with locating a missing autistic teen.

Police say 19-year-old Jacob Skeates was last seen on the 1050 block of Eden Way North around 6:03 p.m. Sunday.

Jacob Skeates (Photo Courtesy: Chesapeake Police Department)

Skeates has brown hair, weighs around 150 pounds, and is about 5 feet 8 inches tall. He was last seen wearing a light blue sweatshirt, khaki pants, and white tennis shoes.

Police say has been diagnosed with autism and his disappearance poses a threat to his health and safety.

This is not the first time Skeates has gone missing.

For those who have any information about Skeates’ whereabouts, call 911 or the Chesapeake Police Department at 757-382-6161.