Missing 5-year-old found safe in Cherokee County

5-year-old found safe

CHEROKEE COUNTY, TX (KTRE) - A missing 5-year-old boy has been found safe and sound.

According to the Alto police chief, the boy was found safe Wednesday afternoon. He was reported missing Wednesday morning after he disappeared from his grandmother’s house in Alto, according to Alto police.

According to the Alto police chief, the boy was found in an abandoned building near his father’s house. He reported the father lives in a mobile house across the street from the grandmother’s home. The little boy reportedly said he went looking for his father when he wandered into the building.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Wednesday they assisted Alto police with the search for the boy. Cherokee County Sheriff James Campbell reported that search dogs from TDCJ and a helicopter from DPS were called to assist in the search.

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