Update March 20: Missing Persons of America has advised ECM that Joseph Swett has been found and is safe.
March 17, 2014 (Santee) – San Diego Sheriff’s Department and the family of 20 year-old Joseph Swett and the San Diego Sheriff's Department requests public help in finding the missing man, who has been diagnosed with autism. He was last seen wearing a bright orange shirt, red shorts and black shoes. He is white, has short brown hair, brown eyes, and was unshaven. He stands five feet 10 inches tall and weighs 150 pounds.
Swett came to Santee with his mother and brother from Los Angeles to attend a Christian college for two weeks. Shortly after 3:00 p.m. today, his mother and brother left the motel room in the 10700 block of Woodside Avenue in Santee to get lunch. Swett remained in the motel room to take a nap. When his mother and brother returned, Swett was gone.