17-year-old with special needs still missing | KOB 4

17-year-old with special needs still missing

Joy Wang
November 03, 2017 06:22 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- It's been days since 17-year-old Rae'Qkwon Daniels went missing from just outside his northeast Albuquerque home, and officials believe he is endangered and may need medical attention.


There is a lot of confusion surrounding what happened. People who spoke with KOB Friday said they're still trying to figure out things out. For now, they hope Daniels is safe.

Police say he was last seen on Marron Circle near Wyoming Boulevard and Mountain Road. The Albuquerque Public Schools Police Department said Daniels was at school Wednesday and was dropped off by the school bus.

Daniels is 5 feet, 6 inches tall and weighs 130 pounds. He has black hair, brown eyes and was last seen wearing a gray hoodie and tan pants. He also had a backpack.

The boy's father didn't want to be on camera but said his child is a special needs student at Sandia High School with 22q11.2 deletion syndrome, a genetic condition that affects his mental development. The Albuquerque Police Department says the teen doesn't know his address and has the mental capacity of a 10-year-old.

The father also said usually a neighbor or his grandmother will look after Daniels when he gets back from school. When the grandmother didn't see him that day, she contacted police.

The apartment manager also didn't want to be on camera but says she spends every night looking for him. She's also concerned about his well-being, saying he's very polite.

The teen's father said he got a call from investigators Friday morning, saying they're checking a number of locations for his son. He also said he meets with teachers every 30 days and had plans to discuss his son's progress next week.

He's hoping his son is safe. If you know where he is, call the APD Missing Persons Unit at (505) 242-2677.


Joy Wang

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