UPDATE: Montco Teen Is Found
Michael Dinnien was returned home Sunday afternoon when a Patch reader recognized the teen.
A missing 16-year-old Montgomery County boy returned home Sunday "safe and sound," his mother, Liz Atchison, said.
"He was found," Atchison said Sunday afternoon. "Someone recognized him from the Facebook post from the Patch news article."
Mike Dinnien had last been seen Thursday at a Wendy's restaurant in Horsham. But a Patch reader who saw a post about Dinnien's disappearance, Atchison said, "held him at their home" until she picked him up around 1:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
"He is home safe," Atchison was happy to report.
Atchison thanked Patch for its work in finding her son.
"The article was a key part of reaching the right people, in order to have people see his face," she said. "They recognized him because of [Patch's] post."
Mike's mother said he was safe and sound, with no injuries reported.
"He is fine," she said.
The original report remains below:
Elizabeth Atchison is searching for her 16-year-old son, Michael Dinnien, who is believed to have been most recently seen at a Wendy's Restaurant on the 600 block of Easton Road in Horsham.
According to a Perkiomen Valley Patch Facebook post, Dinnien is 5-foot-11 with blonde hair, blue eyes, and a thin build. He was last seen on Thursday wearing a black and white checkered flannel, black or blue hoodie, black pants, and a black small backpack.
"I just want him to come home," Atchison said. "And I want him to know that I love him so much."
Anyone who sees Dinnien is asked to contact the Hatboro Police at 215-675-4400 or Atchison at 215-429-8704.