Missing Haltom City Teen Found Safe

Keon Tavaras Fields previously went missing for 24 hours on Nov. 6

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    Keon Tavaras Fields, 18, went missing Sunday. His mother tells NBC 5's Ray Villeda she needs help managing her son's special needs. (Published Sunday, Nov 25, 2012)

    Haltom City police have located a missing teen unharmed.

    Keon Tavaras Fields, 18, was located while walking toward his family's former apartment in Fort Worth. The family is in the process of moving.

    Special Needs Teen Reported Missing

    [DFW] Special Needs Teen Reported Missing
    Police need your help finding Keon Tavaras Fields. He stands 6 01 and weighs 165 pounds. He has black hair and brown eyes. (Published Sunday, Nov 25, 2012)

    Fields attends Eastern Hills High School in Fort Worth. Police said Fields has been diagnosed with intellectual disability. He is not able to remember numbers and easily gets lost.

    Fields' mother says he is on medication to help him sleep. On Saturday, in the midst of moving to their new home at a Haltom City mobile park, she forgot to give him his medication. On Sunday morning, he was gone.

    "I can't forget anything, not even one pill, you know one pill makes the difference in whether he's safe or not," said Cindy Ssekitto, his mother.

    Now that he is home, Ssekitto admits she needs help managing her son.

    "I love my son, I want to take responsibility for my son, it's just I know he needs help, I definitely need help," said Ssekitto.

    This is the second time this month that Fields has disappeared. On November 6, he left his family's home. He was found 24 hours later in the waiting area at Ophthalmology and Associates in downtown Fort Worth. Staff members at the eye doctor's office near Summit and Lancaster avenues contacted police after recognizing him from reports on NBC 5.