Missing Special Needs Teen Found Safe in Prince William County

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Prince William County police are searching for 14-year-old John Peden. (Credit: Prince William Police)

Prince William County police are searching for 14-year-old John Peden. (Credit: Prince William Police)

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LANHAM, Md. (CBSDC) – A special needs teenager was found safe after he went missing in Prince William County on Thursday afternoon.

County police say John Peden, 14, who has Asperger’s Syndrome, ran away from his martial arts studio in the Heritage Village Plaza in Gainesville at about 5 p.m. Thursday.

Police thanked the public for its help in locating John.

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