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Missing Fort Worth Student Found



    18-year-old Keon Tavaras Fields was reunited with his mother, he had been missing for 24 hours. (Published Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012)

    Fort Worth police have located a missing teenager.

    Keon Tavaras Fields, 18, was found in an eye doctor's office on Wednesday.

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

    Police said Fields was found in the waiting area at Ophthalmology and Associates in downtown Fort Worth, where he had been sitting since early Wednesday afternoon.

    Staff members at the eye doctor's office near Summit and Lancaster avenues contacted police after recognizing him from TV.

    Fields was reunited with his mother, Cindy Ssekitt, shortly afterward.

    "I'm just happy and I'm very thankful," Ssekitt said. "Thank you for helping me get the word out. I just thought if there were more eyes, you know, I thought more people would see him and more people would help him get home, and that's all I wanted."

    NBC 5's Amanda Guerra contributed to this report.