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15-year-old boy missing in Waterboro

NORTH WATERBORO (WGME) -- It was 2:30 Thursday afternoon when 15-year-old Jaden Dremsa left his home and started walking down a trail behind his house.

Jaden's grandmother, Louise Titus, told us Jaden like to go hiking through the woods. She says he always came back home, until last night.

Jaden's mother though says Jaden has Aspergers, a type of autism that causes communication problems in children as they get older.

"He is not going to react like many 15 year olds might," said John MacDonald of the Maine Warden Service.

The Maine Warden service and dozens of volunteers searched the woods near Jaden's home in the twin Pines Trailer park off route five in North Waterboro.

When they didn't find him, they widened the search area, using dogs to try and pick up his trail.

The Maine Warden Service also used a helicopter and a plane to try and spot Jaden in these thick woods.

The family says Jaden is extremely shy. And they're worried that if he sees someone, he won't ask for help.

Wardens are asking anyone who's seen him to call the Public Safety Dispatch Center in Gray at 657-3030.