ADAMS COUNTY, Colo. – Family members have widened their search for two young brothers who went missing Saturday afternoon near 76th and Pecos.
The two boys, both with autism, were last seen near 84th Ave. and Huron Street, according to the Adams County Sheriff’s Office.
Their mom told Denver7 that 14-year old Adrian became angry when she disciplined him for missing school.
"He got very upset," she said, adding that Adrian left the house through a window, and took his 11-year old brother, Arnie, with him.
"When I went back looking for them, I couldn't find them," she said.
The mom said she's worried because of the cold overnight temperatures and because both boys need medication to control their anxiety.
She said she hopes they found a place to stay warm, but can't help but wonder if someone picked them up.
"I just want them to come home," she said with choking with emotion. "I love them very much. I don't want anything to happen to them. We need lots of prayers to find them soon."
The mom's worry was compounded when her son's backpacks were found at a library on El Paso Boulevard and Hilltop Circle.
The boys were nowhere to be found.
She spent the day Sunday, with family members, driving around adjacent neighborhoods looking for the two boys.
"We're stopping at 7-Elevens, Walmarts and K-marts providing information and asking them to call the cops if they see the boys," she said.
- Adrian -- 14-years old, 4' 7", 110 pounds, wearing a black jacket and pants
- Arnie -- 11-years old, 4' 2", 100 pounds, wearing a blue coat, yellow & black sweater, jeans, red shoes
Authorities are asking anyone who has seen the two boys or knows the location of their whereabouts to call 303-288-1535.