UPDATE: Missing child on campus has been found

William Spickard
William Spickard

UPDATE: William Spickard, a 14-year-old who went missing on the Vanderbilt campus in the late afternoon on Sept. 25, has been found in good condition in McGugin Center.

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The Vanderbilt University Police Department and the Nashville Police Department are searching for a missing boy with Down’s syndrome.

14-year old William Spickard disappeared from the Vanderbilt Student Recreation Center on Childrens Way between 25th Avenue South and Natchez Trace Drive around 4:45 p.m.

He is white and 5 feet tall.  He was last seen wearing a white baseball cap, blue t-shirt with the name “Spickard” on the shirt, with a black Vanderbilt t-shirt over the blue shirt.

Police say Spickard’s communication skills are limited. He was at the Rec Center with his father, Dr. Anderson Spickard III, who is a Vanderbilt employee.

Anyone with information should contact Vanderbilt University Police at (615) 322-2745 or call 911.

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