Update, 1:40 a.m.: The missing teen Marvin Bell has been found, NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson said in an email.


A mother is searching for her autistic 19-year-old son, who was last seen Thursday night inside his house in the 3400 block of Paris Avenue in Gentilly.

Marvin Bell was last last known to be at home around 8 p.m. watching television, according to a release from NOPD spokesman Officer Frank Robertson. Around 10 p.m., his mother said, she noticed the rear door of her house unlocked and Bell gone.

Bell is described as a black male, 5’6” tall, and around 150 pounds. He was last seen wearing a white T-shirt and black shorts.