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Police say missing teen found safe, being returned to family

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KANNAPOLIS, NC (WBTV) -

Police in Kannapolis say they have located a missing teenager who was diagnosed with a rare mental disorder. Police say Bryan Alexander Parker, 19, was found safe and is being returned to his family.

Parker was last seen at Midway United Methodist Church near the corner of South Main Street and Bethpage Road in Kannapolis on May 29th at approximately 8:00 p.m. Officers believe Parker may have left with a woman named "Angie" but they are still attempting to confirm and identify the woman.

Police say Parker came home from school, talked with his sister, then went to a friend's house on Buick Avenue to watch a basketball game.

He left the friend's house shortly after arriving, and said he was going to a church on Bethpage Road to eat. Detectives say he left the church around 8 p.m., and even though his home is right down the street, they worry he left with complete strangers.

Parker never returned home, and did not show up for school at A.L. Brown High on Friday.

"I miss him and I love him and he means everything to me, and I would do anything for him," Bryan's 16-year-old sister, Aysia, told WBTV. "I'm just wondering where he is because this whole situation is totally unlike him."

Police say Parker was diagnosed with a mental disorder and requires adult care.

He is 6'2", 150 pounds, and has black hair and brown eyes.

Officials say he is very friendly and likes to talk to people, and that occasionally it is hard to understand him speaking.

He was last seen wearing blue jeans, a green T-shirt, and silver and black Nike Air Jordans.

Bryan's younger sister says she just wants her brother home. "I just want him to come home now. It's strange and it's not like him and I miss him."

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