Peyton Blodgett Has Been Found!

After being missing for over forty-eight hours, Peyton Blodgett — an eight-year-old boy on the autism spectrum — has been found!

The Baker County, Fla. Sheriff’s Department found the wandering boy under a bush in the dense woods behind the house he was last seen. Deputy Clements Leo spotted the boy’s blue jeans from a helicopter, which allowed deputies on the ground to locate Peyton and bring him to safety.

Despite being scratched head-to-toe from trees and brush, and some problems with his kidneys, his mother Brittany thinks that he will make a full recovery. “Peyton’s pretty strong,” said Brittany, “and he’s going to do it, because he always does it.”

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Matthew M. Sullivan holds a bachelor's degree in creative writing from Grand Valley State University, with emphases in fiction and nonfiction. He lives smack-dab between some railroad tracks and Grand Rapids Michigan's third-busiest road, and spends his time studying film and literary fiction.