Autistic Man Missing in Orange County

(ORANGE CO.) – Police and firefighters are currently searching for 23-year-old Heron Phillips.

Phillips has autism and is missing. He was last seen around 6:30 p.m. in the 6140 block of South County Road 325 East in Hardinsburg.

Firefighters from Orange, Crawford, and Washington counties along with Indiana State Police troopers and officers from several area police departments are searching for Phillips on foot, by vehicle, and on ATVs.

A helicopter has been requested to assist with the search.

According to ISP Sgt. Michael Allen of the Jasper Post, Phillips was last seen wearing an orange-reddish sweater and green pants and sandals. He has blonde hair and stubble of a beard on his face.

WBIW is currently on the scene.

This story will be updated when more information becomes available.