Special-needs youth is still missing, and Willikies family appeals for the public’s help in having him returned home safe

The family of a missing special-needs teenager, Shamar Harrigan, is expressing concern for his safety and asking for help in finding him.

The 19-year-old Willikies youth has been missing since Monday, November 14, when he left home at about 3:15 p.m.

Since that time, his sister has not seen or heard from him, and she is appealing to the public for information that would lead to the safe return of her brother.

A Missing Persons report was filed with the Willikies Police Station and officers have searched the village for the special-needs youth – but without success.

Harrigan was last seen dressed in a black-and-white shirt and a pair of light-blue jeans and carrying a pink-and-blue knapsack.

He is said to be about 5’3” in height and of a dark complexion, and reports say he functions at the level of a seven-year-old.  

He loves to eat, and so he might be loitering around a restaurant, an alert says.  Accordingly, if he attempts to grab a customer’s food, it should not be taken as aggression, Harrigan’s family says.

Anyone seeing him or having information on his whereabouts is asked to contact the nearest police station or call Harrigan’s relatives at 789-5154; 776-3922; or 726-3812.

Several persons have joined the family’s appeal, saying they are touched and concerned for the young man’s safety and are praying for his safe return.