Fairfax police searching for missing man with autism – UPDATED

Updated: Friday, May 18, noon

Fairfax County police reported Friday morning that Ryan Silverman was located and is safe.


Have you seen Ryan Silverman?

The 20-year-old man from Vienna has been missing since Wednesday afternoon. Silverman was last seen in the 2700 block Bellforest Court in Vienna wearing a blue, black and white plaid shirt (pictured) and grey sweatpants. He has brown hair and brown eyes and was carrying a blue backpack.

Silverman is 5′ 11″ and weighs about 175 pounds. Police think he may be in the Manassas area.


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Ed Tobias brings more than four decades of reporting and news management experience to his work at FairfaxNews. Tobias managed news coverage for Associated Press Radio for over twenty years.  This included coverage of the 9/11 attacks, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, the death of Princess Diana, the Challenger and Columbia shuttle disasters and national election primaries, conventions and campaigns.  He was part of the team that built AP’s on-line video operation. Prior to joining AP, Tobias was News Director at all-news WTOP in Washington, D.C. He has won two Ohio State Awards for his reporting and producing and he led coverage that won an Edward R. Murrow Award.