Missing Autistic Child Found

After spending a chilly night in the woods, a Smith County autistic child has been found alive.  Authorities found Celeste Robinson, 11 shortly after 8:00 a.m., Thursday near a creek not far from her home.

Robinson went missing around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, when a family member says she wandered away from her home located on County Road 4122 north of Lindale.  The Smith County Sheriff's Department, DPS and three volunteer fire departments spent the night searching for Robinson before finding her Thursday morning.  The child's condition is unknown, but we've been told she is cold and scared.

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Molly Reuter, Reporting. mreuter@kltv.com