5-year-old Detroit boy found safe after reported missing Wednesday morning

Boy was missing from mother's home on Greensboro Street

DETROIT – A 5-year-old boy who was reported missing in Detroit Wednesday morning has been found safe, according to police.

The boy was found in a cousin's car, hiding in the back seat, according to Detroit police. The boy apparently entered the car without family knowing and when the cousin left, the boy was reported missing.

When the cousin realized the boy was hiding in her vehicle, she alerted police. The boy was transported to a hospital to be checked out, police said.

The mother of the boy is being questioned by police, but has not been arrested.

Police said Kendall Moses went missing early Wednesday morning from his mother's home on Greensboro Street near I-94 and Whittier Avenue on the city's east side. 

Kendall's 22-year-old mother reported him missing about 2 a.m. She said she and other were on her front porch and when she walked back inside she could not find Kendall anywhere. She believes he may have walked out a side door of the home, which is in the 10000 block of Greensboro Street. 

Police marked off a crime scene at the home. Officers were using K-9 units to search for the boy.

Multiple law enforcement agencies joined the search. 

Kendall and a younger child were removed from the home and placed with other family members during the investigation, police said.

Captain Thorton provides update on missing 5 year old.

Posted by Detroit Police Department on Wednesday, May 16, 2018

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