By Anne Dachel
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San Antonio TX, KEYE TV: Autistic Man Killed After Entering South Austin Home Identified
The autistic man killed Monday morning by a South Austin homeowner after forcing his way into the residence has been identified as Jared James, 24.
James had run away from the nearby group home where he lived.
Nel Taylor, a spokesperson for ResCare, which provides services at an area group home, said James had become agitated and ran away. A staff member tried to follow him, but couldn't convince him to return.
Austin police say they are not pursuing charges at this time. The Travis County District Attorney's Office is reviewing the case, which is standard procedure.
The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD. Lee Silsby is one of the most respected compounding pharmacies in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community. OurkidsASD is an online retailer for nutritional supplements for patients with special needs. OurkidsASD carries thousands of products from more than 60 brands and offers free ground shipping on all orders.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.
This is too sad for words. As more and more of our children age into adulthood, I fear this scenario will become common.