SANTA CLARA -- Authorities found an autistic 20-year-old woman safe and sound on a bus in San Jose late Wednesday after she got separated from her group and caretaker on a field trip that morning.

Thao Vu was found by Santa Clara police sometime around 10:30 p.m., and will be reunited with her family, according to Santa Clara police Lt. Kurt Clarke.

Vu disappeared around 8:40 a.m. while on a bus trip from Franklin Square to Mission College in Santa Clara with a caretaker and a group of other autistic people. Family members said she apparently never got off the bus and was found by investigators on the same VTA line.

Contact Eric Kurhi at 408-920-5852. Follow him at Twitter.com/erickurhi.




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