Police locate family of boy found wandering alone in Clayton County

The boy's family was located about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, more than seven hours after he was spotted by police.
The boy's family was located about 7:30 a.m. Thursday, more than seven hours after he was spotted by police.

The family of a young boy found wandering alone Wednesday night in a Clayton County neighborhood has been located, authorities said.

The Clayton County Sheriff’s Office said the child had been identified and his family was located about 7:30 a.m., more than seven hours after he was spotted walking in the area of Roy Huie Road and Stoneridge Court.

The boy, who appeared to be 3 or 4 years old, was picked up by Clayton County police shortly before midnight and was only able to tell officers he “left mommy’s house,” police said in a news release. They were asking for the public’s help to find his parents.

No further information was released Thursday morning.

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