MARLBORO - An autistic Marlboro teenager who had been missing for a week has been found safe in Ohio.

News 12 New Jersey was first to report last night that 19-year-old Michael Karwan was located in Cleveland. He was reunited with his family earlier today.

Michael was last seen Nov. 19 when a surveillance camera captured an image of him outside the ShopRite on Route 9 in Marlboro. There were other sightings in New York City and upstate New York.

Dozens of volunteers searched shopping malls, bus stations, and fast food restaurants in Monmouth County on Monday.

Family and friends had their hopes up and were encouraged by the outpouring of support.