Police understand the boy, Lazarus Walker, to be homeless and that his mother, who goes by the name “Pumpkin,” had left him alone since Monday, said Officer Ralph Woolfolk. They had been staying at the City of Refuge shelter on Joseph E. Boone Boulevard. The boy weighs approximately 90 pounds and is 4 feet, 2 inches tall, police said.
Police are searching for relatives who may be able to help. Investigators have no school information for the boy, Woolfolk said.