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Police find missing 5-year-old boy on Detroit's west side

Marcus Pruitt found near Stahelin Avenue, Seven Mile Road

Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt

DETROIT – Police have located a missing 5-year-old boy on Detroit's west side.

Marcus Pruitt was found in the area of Stahelin Avenue and Seven Mile Road, police said.

The 5-year-old went missing in the 19400 block of St. Marys. Police said his mother noticed he was missing around 10:30 p.m. when she went to check on him.

Police released information about a person of interest in connection with the boy's disappearance. The person of interest is described as a black man in his 30s with a medium complexion and a goatee. He was wearing a black baseball hat, a dingy black jacket, dark jeans, Timberland boots and safety glasses. He was riding a red moped, police said.

It's unclear if the person of interest has been located.

Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt
Marcus Pruitt

Police Capt. Darrell Patterson said police searched the home, the area and a neary vacant home before finding Marcus. Officers were assisted by a K-9 unit.


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