California teenager found alive in Utah after missing for three years | USA TODAY

A California teenager, reported missing three years ago, was found sleeping outside of a Utah gas station.

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A California teenager who was reported missing three years ago was found this month sleeping outside of a Utah gas station, police said.

Sheriff's deputies encountered Connerjack Oswalt, 19, in the Park City area on April 9 after someone called in a report of a man sleeping outside a gas station, said Lt. Andrew Wright of the Summitt County Sheriff's Office.

When deputies arrived, they scanned Oswalt's fingerprints and found an arrest warrant for someone with a similar name that was issued out of Nevada in February, Wright said, and more research led them to a missing person's poster for Oswalt in the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children database.

Deputies contacted authorities in Clearlake, California, where Oswalt was reported missing, and tracked down Oswalt's mother in Idaho Falls, Wright said, leading to their reunification in Utah.

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  1. It will be interesting to hear why he ran away in the first place. Many families try to “tough love” mental disabilities or even basic problems out of their children as if they are robots.

  2. Wow thank God he was found alive.✝️

    I hope he didn’t experience any physical harm while missing for all those years.

    I pray that he is able to bond and reconnect with his family.

    I wonder how long was he gone before he was reported missing?

    Did he just wonder off? Prior to this incident does he leave yet normally come back?

    I’m just so happy that he was found alive. I can’t imagine what the not knowing was doing to their family.❤️🙏🏾🥺

  3. Okay!So any word on my kidnapped children!!

    I don’t read code!So direct communication would be necessary!

  4. Well, you have to ask how great his home life was to make sleeping outside in another state for three years seem better by comparison?

    1. He’s austistic. He very well couldn’t not even know what country he’s in. But yeah. He also might have dipped on his abusive family lol

  5. Other possibility is his family abandoned him, never expecting to hear from him again…

    1. @Mark Bragg Bragg on, Mark. Condolences to the poor, Missing little white boy who now has even more of a chance and leg up due to his now infamous story. Likely will go on to become police chief and have his white kids run away. Your kids likely would’ve broken into the place and ransacked it, being your obvious low level of character shown by your prejudice and racism.

    2. @Pacey Baumgardner aren’t you just an edgy little teenager. I’m sure you’re probably 35 years old, just not mentally.

    3. @Nick Thompson Nick, go run away. You wouldn’t be missed either like this little white boy wasn’t, and it hurts. That’s why you had to but in to stand up for your boy Mark.

    1. @Brittany Cope not that I know of. Look at the other videos and I think you’ll agree that the parents didn’t look happy when they found out he was alive. They totally looked bewildered and surprised.

    2. @STEEL SCRAP Kingdom you might be exactly right. I have an autistic son and sometimes I can’t get any type of words from him at all. He might not want to explain what happened. Makes me mad and sad as hell the way some treat autistic children.

  6. See this weird narrative is forming with this particular case.. I have more questions. Why did he leave home in the first place? And why are they just showing the same footage when where’s the footage him at home?

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