Boy Who Wandered From Family's Home Reunited With Mother

The boy and his mother were staying overnight at her sister's West Adams home

By Jonathan Lloyd
|  Tuesday, Jan 1, 2013  |  Updated 11:47 AM PDT
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Boy Reunited With Mother After Wandering From Home

A boy who wandered from a West Adams home was reunited with his mother early Tuesday at the LAPD's Southwest Division Station.

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A boy reported missing early Tuesday was found at a West Adams donut shop and reunited with his mother.

A caller told police the boy, who has Down syndrome, was found near Western Avenue and Exposition Boulevard early Tuesday. The child was brought to the LAPD's Southwest Station.

"Unfortunately, we're not able to obtain his name or address to find his parents," said LAPD Officer Casey Chubbuck.

Later Tuesday morning, the boy's mother arrived at the station. She told police the family was at her sister's house for New Year's Eve and stayed overnight.

At some point, the boy wandered from the house. The mother noticed he was missing when she awoke Tuesday.

"It all appears to be accidental," said Chubbuck. "He was happy. He was still quite sleepy from his walk last night."

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