Matthew Giddings (Submitted Photo)

Matthew Giddings (Submitted Photo)

Marion County Sheriff’s deputies are asking for the public’s assistance in locating a missing juvenile who suffers from emotional issues and may be endangered.

Matthew Giddings, 16, was last seen walking away from his sister’s home in Keizer last Friday evening, Aug. 2. His family last saw Giddings in the area of River Road North and Lockhaven Drive North.

Giddings’ father called the Marion County Sheriff’s Office on Friday evening to report him missing. His father reported to Deputy Peter Walker that Giddings suffers from autism as well as various developmental and mood-related disorders. He reportedly acts younger than his age, but is unaware of it.

Giddings is 5’8”, 180 pounds with brown hair and hazel eyes. He was last seen wearing a black hoodie sweatshirt with neon green lettering on the front, blue jeans, white tennis shoes and socks.

Anyone spotting Matthew is asked to call 9-1-1 or the MCSO dispatch at 503-588-5032. The case number is 13-14057.