Iowa City Police asking for community’s help in search for missing person

21-year-old Siraj White-Wright was reported missing Saturday afternoon.


Photo of Siraj White-Wright

Rylee Wilson, News Editor

UPDATE: White-Wright was found by a motorist south of Burlington, Iowa at approximately 4:45 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 28, according to a release. Arrangements are being made for him to be reunited with his family members and he is reported to be in good condition.

Iowa City Police are searching for 21-year-old Siraj White-Wright, who was reported missing on Feb. 27. 

White-Wright was reported missing from his home on Plaen View Drive around 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Security camera footage shows White-Wright crossing the street at the intersection of Highway 218 and McCollister Boulevard at 4:29 p.m. on Saturday. 

According to a press release, White-Wright is autistic and non-verbal. He left home on foot. He was described as 6 feet tall, weighing 115 pounds, and wearing a blue v-neck sweater, jeans, and no coat. 

Anyone who sees White-Wright or has information about the case is asked to call the Johnson County Emergency Communications Center or 911.