5-year-old boy reported missing in Jacksonville found safe

Published: Jul. 1, 2022 at 9:13 AM CDT

JACKSONVILLE, Texas (KLTV) - A missing five-year-old in Jacksonville has been found.

Ryan Moreland Jr. was located safe, according to the Jacksonville Police Department Facebook page. Cpl. Amanda Bragg also confirms the child was found safe.

Police said around 5:30 a.m., the mother reported to police her son was missing. He was located in the southeast part of the city in an area called Happy Hills. He is currently being checked over by a paramedic and authorities are getting him back to his parents.

ORIGINAL STORY:

Jacksonville police are searching for a missing child.

According to a Facebook post from the Jacksonville Police Department, they are searching for a five-year-old boy. The post stated he is a black male with no shirt or shoes. He is reportedly wearing dark blue shorts with an orange stripe. He is described as 3 foot 7 inches and was last seen near Austin and Canada Streets in Jacksonville.

According to Jacksonville police, a command post is set up in the front parking lot of East Side Elementary School on the Beaumont street side. If anyone would like to volunteer in the search, please check in at the command post first.

Ryan Moreland Jr.
Ryan Moreland Jr.((Source: Jacksonville Police Department))

A post from the City of Jacksonville said the child’s name is Ryan Moreland Jr. He goes by RJ. He has Autism Spectrum Disorder.

If you have seen him, you are asked to call 903.586.2546.

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