Third person with autism reported missing in Central Florida this week

UPDATE: Stephen Phillips was found in St. Johns County with the held of the St. Johns County Sheriff's Office on Friday. 

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A 59-year-old man with autism was reported missing in Flagler County on Friday morning. 

Stephen Phillips was last known to be seen at Houligan's Palm Coast, a sports bar on Plaza Drive, according to the Flagler County Sheriff's Office. He could have also possibly been last seen at the beach around 7:45 a.m. Thursday. 

"He reportedly made statements advising that he was saying goodbye," the sheriff's office said. 

Phillips, a 5-foot-8 white male, was last seen wearing a Houligan's hat, green Houligan's shirt and jeans. 

Anyone with information about Phillips' whereabouts is urged to contact the Flagler County Sheriff's Office at 386-313-4911. 

This marks the third person with autism to be reported missing this week. 

Earlier this week, a 16-year-old boy with autism was reported missing in Sumter County but was later found neck-deep in a body of water near the Withlacoochee River. 

A 7-year-old girl with autism was also reported missing from her home in Palm Bay, but was found minutes later by her mother despite an ongoing three-hour police search. The girl's mother has since been arrested for providing false information to law enforcement during an investigation, among other charges.