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‘Socially awkward’ teen boy remains missing for weeks; possibly with someone he met online: Family

An Alabama teen remains missing weeks after he reportedly left his home and got into a car with someone he met online.

William Ellis Rosa, 17, reportedly walked out of his Mobile home on April 2 and hasn’t been seen since. His aunt told WALA that a neighbor’s surveillance camera filmed Rosa getting into a silver SUV which was last spotted on Halls Mill Road near the Interstate 65 overpass.

His family speculated that the driver was someone Rosa had met online. The aunt claimed Rosa possibly has a form of autism, is homeschooled, and doesn’t interact well with strangers.

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“William is neurologically atypical. Very very high intellect, very high IQ super smart special kid but William is very much socially unaware, I might say socially awkward,” aunt Jacquelyn Adams explained.

A state alert described Rosa as being 6 feet, 1 inch tall, weighing 150 pounds, and having brown hair and brown eyes. Authorities said he was last seen wearing a gray/black sweatshirt and gray sweatpants.

Anyone with information regarding William Rosa’s whereabouts can call the Mobile Police Department at 251-208-7211.

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[Featured image: William Rosa/Alabama Law Enforcement Agency (ALEA)]