West LA teen returns home after days missing

A Los Angeles teen is back home after being missing since Halloween night, his family announced Saturday.

Andrew Jason Wright, 18, went missing from West Los Angeles on Oct. 31. According to his mother, Anna Wright, Andrew Wright was seen in surveillance footage from the family home, walking out of the family home's garage right after 6 p.m., heading east on Iowa Avenue. 

Anna Wright said she thought her son was just going on a walk to clear his head, and that she expected he would return shortly after. He was supposed to go trick-or-treating.

In a post from Anna Wright, Andrew Wright left home Monday, "in an unhealthy state of mind and struggled with suicidal thoughts, sleeping on the street in downtown LA for five days. He decided to come home today on his own volition and going forward we will be helping him in any way we can so that he may get to a place where he can be happier."

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According to Anna Wright's post, her son saw some of the missing flyers.

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