Timothy KilpatrickThe Bedford County Sheriff’s Office is asking for the public’s help locating 18-year-old Timothy Kilpatrick, who is autistic and can’t communicate.

Officials say he walked away from his home at 1272 Jopling Road around 2:00 pm yesterday. Kilpatrick is a black male and was last seen wearing a blue shirt, tan shorts and slippers.

Anyone who sees Kilpatrick is asked to call 911 immediately.