Police searching for missing Special Olympics athlete

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CHICAGO -- A search is underway for a missing Special Olympics athlete who was participating in the organization's 50th anniversary in Chicago.

Police say 22-year-old Rezwanul Haque is from Bangladesh and was competing in the Unified Cup Football.  He has autism and does not speak English. Haque competed in the 2015 Special Olympics in Los Angeles where he won the Gold Medal in men’s singles badminton.

A police spokesperson said surveillance video shows Haque leaving a hotel on the 100 block of East Delaware Place by himself Thursday around 5 p.m., waiting outside and then getting into an SUV that pulls up.

At this point police say they do not suspect foul play, but they're calling him a high risk missing person. A spokesperson for special Olympics says typically the head of each delegation is responsible for the athletes traveling with them.

Haque is described as 5-feet-8 inches tall and weighing 160-pounds, with black hair and brown eyes. He was wearing a blue hat with “USA” on front, a blue polo shirt with “Bangladesh” on the back, black pants and white shoes.  He was also carrying a grey and red backpack.

The Chicago Police Department asks anyone with information as to his whereabouts to immediately contact Area Central Special Victims Unit at 312-747-8380.

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