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Published on February 28, 2024
Missing Teen Patient from Pembroke Pines Psychiatric Facility Found SafeSource: X/Pembroke Pines PD

A teenage patient reported missing from a psychiatric facility in Pembroke Pines was found safe hours after he vanished, police said.

Juwan McGraw-Spears, a 17-year-old, had left Citrus Health earlier today, prompting the Pembroke Pines Police to conduct an extensive search. The police issued a call for public assistance in locating the youth, who police warned has psychosis and "can be violent," according to a post by the Pembroke Pines Police Department on X account.



The collective sigh of relief came when, by 1 p.m. the same day, the police announced that McGraw-Spears had been located and was safe. The circumstances of his disappearance and, subsequent discovery were not immediately disclosed by officials.

Details of McGraw-Spears' disappearance were sparse. However, prior to his return the Pembroke Pines Police had detailed his appearance: a "17-year-old black male, 5'8", 122 pounds, wearing a light-colored sweat suit," as described both on the official Pembroke Pines Police X account and WSVN. The public alert highlighted the urgency, of the efforts to find the teen, emphasizing his medical condition and potential for violence.

Community support and tips often play a critical role in the resolution of such cases. In this instance, the Pembroke Pines Police extended their gratitude toward the public for their assistance via social media, underscoring the value of vigilance and cooperation between law enforcement and residents in ensuring a swift and safe resolution to potentially dangerous situations.

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