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Southwest Harbor Police Continue Search for Missing Autistic Man

Catherine Pegram

Police in Southwest Harbor continue to search for man with autism who’s been missing since the middle of last week. Authorities say 61-year-old Pete Peterson was last seen on Friday, hitchhiking in Ellsworth toward MDI.Peterson is described as 6-foot-1, 230 pounds and is balding with a grey beard. Police say he walks with a limp and has a lazy eye and often wears glasses.Again, Peterson is autistic.They say he was last seen wearing blue jeans, possibly a grey hooded sweatshirt and brown shoes.Anyone with any information is asked to call Southwest Harbor police at 244-7912.