DETROIT - Police have found a 2-year-old boy who was reported missing Friday morning in Southwest Detroit.
The boy, identified as Aries Washington, was missing from a home in the 8400 block of Melville Street. Police were asking people to be on the lookout for a boy wandering the neighborhood alone.
Police said Aries was found in a vacant lot wearing a thick winter coat and burrowed under leaves.
BREAKING: Detroit police find missing 2 yo Aries Washington in a vacant lot near his home. Police say the boy was wearing a thick winter coat and had burrowed himself under leaves. Police were re-canvassing the area when they found him near Fort/Springwells. Father is detained. pic.twitter.com/OJ1CKYgZNx — Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) May 10, 2019
BREAKING: missing two year old boy found not far from his home in SW Detroit. DPD and K-9 units have been searching for Aries Washington since early Friday morning. pic.twitter.com/YfjgxaSl3z — Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) May 10, 2019
Two year old found safe after wandering away in SW Detroit. He’s going to the hospital as a precaution. DPD says father and son were walking to McDonald’s when it started raining. They took cover on the porch of a vacant home. Dad fell asleep. When he woke up, the boy was gone. pic.twitter.com/dPqzZoAG0O — Priya Mann (@priyamanntv) May 10, 2019
The search started about 6:30 a.m. and Arie was found about 10 a.m. not far from where he was reported missing near Fort Street and Springwells.
The boy will be checked out at a hospital. Police said he was a little cold. They are trying to figure out why he went missing.
His father is being held for questioning.
Video from Sky4 showed officers searching the neighborhood Friday morning:
Residents have been asked to call the Detroit Police Department's 4th Precinct or Crime Stoppers at 800-SPEAK-UP with information about this missing case.
Officer were canvassing the area of Yale and Melville streets.
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