Police find missing 7-year-old - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

Missing child found in adult's apartment

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JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

Jackson police are trying to determine how a 7-year-old boy, who was missing from school, turned up in another person's apartment in his complex.

Jackson police say Spann Elementary contacted the child's parents around noon Monday after he didn't show up for school. That prompted a district-wide missing child notification.

The boy was found safe after a door-to-door search of his apartment complex -- the Crossings at Ridgewood on Ridgewood Road. Officer Colendula Green said the boy was found in an apartment with an 18-year-old. The child was taken to the hospital to be examined as a precaution, but police don't believe he was harmed.

The unidentified second grader was missing for more than four hours.

Police haven't released the name or gender of the 18-year-old, but said the person was taken in for questioning. No charges have been filed.

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