Found: 16-Year-Old Darien Resident [Updated]

Zachary Gallo was located by a family member late Monday in Stamford.

Update, Tuesday 6:39 a.m.: 

Zachary Gallo was located late Monday in the Hope St. section of Stamford, police said Tuesday. 

"Darien police officers met with Gallo and his family, and it was determined that he was unharmed and in good physical condition," Sgt. Jeremiah Marron said in a statement. 

Update, 6:29 p.m.: 

Darien Police have released two more recent photos of Zachary Gallo, 16, who was reported missing by his parents Monday morning. The images are visible at right.

A police source told the Stamford Advocate that Gallo is autistic and that he left a note for his parents stating that he wanted to harm himself.

Gallo's note also said that he was heading for the Cove section of Stamford, the Advocate reported.

Update, 2:38 p.m.:

Police have released a photo of Zachary Gallo, pictured at right.

"We have reason to believe that Zach is potentially an endangered at-risk individual," Darien police Capt. Fred Komm said in an email Monday.

Original article

Police are seeking the public's help in locating missing teenager Zachary Gallo, 16, of Darien.

Gallo is described as white, 5 feet 8 inches tall, and 185 lbs. with brown hair and brown eyes. Police said he is known to wear his hair slicked back and his jeans rolled up to his ankles.

The teenager was last seen by his parents between 11 and 11:30 p.m. Sunday at their Hoyt Street residence, police said. He was reported missing around 7 a.m. Monday.

Gallo reportedly left his cell phone at home.

"Exhaustive efforts have been made by this department and others to locate this young man," said Lt. Thomas Krois, including patrols and K-9 searches of the area. Stamford and Norwalk police were among the agencies participating in the search.

Gallo attends school at Cooperative Educational Services in Trumbull. Krois said Gallo's interests did not point to an obvious destination for the teenager.

Anyone who sees Gallo or has information about his whereabouts is asked to contact the immediately at 203-662-5301.

John Davisson August 22, 2011 at 07:31 PM
So far this is the only image police have released, but we'll be sure to post any others as they become available.
Jennifer Woodbury August 22, 2011 at 09:00 PM
I think I know exactly who this is (photo is definitely outdated). I also live on Hoyt St and see him walking by my house almost every day. Will definitely keep my eyes out for him.


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