Teen diagnosed with autism reported missing near Malibu

 A 17-year-old girl diagnosed with autism was missing Thursday morning after last being seen in the unincorporated Topanga area of Los Angeles County near Malibu.

Katherine Sanford was last spotted about 8 p.m. Wednesday in the 22000 block of Canon Drive, west of Topanga Canyon Boulevard, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

Sanford is white, 5 feet 3, 100 pounds, with short brown hair and hazel eyes, the department said.

Anyone with information on Sanford's whereabouts was asked to call the Sheriff's Malibu/Lost Hills station at 818-878-1808.

Anonymous tips can be submitted to Crime Stoppers at 800-222-8477 or online.