UPDATE: TUESDAY 9/6/2022 10:01 p.m.

COLORADO SPRINGS — Ilhan Sharp has been found safe.

ORIGINAL STORY: 17-year-old missing out of Monument

TUESDAY 9/6/2022 8:15 p.m.

PALMER LAKE, Colo. — A 17-year-old boy was reported missing on Tuesday after he left his Monument home on foot.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office (EPSO) is looking for Ilhan Sharp, a white male with a diminished mental capacity who functions approximately at an 8-year-old level. He is on medication that he does not have with him.

He was last seen wearing a dark red t-shirt, gray shorts, and carrying a blue Adidas backpack. He left his home at about 4 p.m. in the 3000 block of Hamal Circle in Monument, near Palmer Divide Road.

If you have seen him or now of his whereabouts, call EPSO at 719-390-5555.