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Boy found in Wheaton reunited with family

UPDATE: The boy found in Wheaton was reunited with his family, according to the Montgomery County police.

ORIGINAL STORY: A boy who police said has not been able to tell them his name or where he lives was found crying Thursday at about 6 p.m. as he walked alone between Veirs Mill Road and Randolph Road near Connecticut Avenue in Wheaton.

A citizen who saw the child alerted police.

The boy appears to be 2 or 3 years old, police said. He is approximately 3’ tall, and weighs between 30 and 40 pounds.

The boy found in Wheaton. (Montgomery County Police).

When found, he was wearing a red-hooded coat, a blue shirt with an "Athletic Team" logo, black nylon pants, and brown laced boots.

Police did a door-to-door survey of nearby homes and apartments but could not locate the child's parents or guardian.

The boy is in emergency foster care.

Anyone who recognizes the child is asked to call the Montgomery County Police Family Crimes Division at 240-773-5400 or the police non-emergency number at 301-279-8000. Callers may remain anonymous.

-- Mary Pat Flaherty

By Mary Pat Flaherty  |  January 15, 2010; 2:07 PM ET
Categories:  Mary Pat Flaherty , Montgomery  
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Thank God for a happy ending to this story. =)

Posted by: Robbnitafl | January 15, 2010 3:33 PM | Report abuse

Earlier today, I had occsion to be in Silver Spring and spoke with a member of the Montgomery County Police who was involved in this investigation. It was evident that he was pleased that the boy had been found alive and he and his department were doing something undeniably positive. Perhaps the anti-police leftists who routinely post with their various condemnations of the police could express their unqualified praise at a job well done by the Montgomery County Police.

Since you won't, I will. Well Done!

Posted by: | January 15, 2010 3:36 PM | Report abuse

At least he story has a happy ending, but what kind of mother "loses" a young child overnight and doesn't immediately report him missing?

Posted by: checkered1 | January 15, 2010 4:08 PM | Report abuse

Q: What kind of mother "loses" a young child overnight and doesn't immediately report him missing?


A: A mother who needs to come down from an evening using crack before she calls the police.

Posted by: waxtraxs | January 15, 2010 5:28 PM | Report abuse

well, THAT MOTHER happened to be my SISTER.
no drug abuse, no alchol abuse (completely clean)... just a mother picking up her son from daycare, -catching bus to bus from school, there, then home and happen to encounter a life threatning situation...
she was found unharmed but non responsive, on the ground. btw,
she's in the hospital now and MY NEPHEW is here with us... THE REST OF THE FAMILY.

but thanks for your comment WAXTRAXS... most people out there like you are just... (well i guess by your comment you and everyone else can finish my sentence.)

peace and love.

Posted by: sugakane_24 | January 15, 2010 6:13 PM | Report abuse

they WERE together, but she was found on the ground and they were found seperated... he WASNT lost.

the article doesnt tell it all because they cant tell it all we dont know exactly what happend to her, just that both are ok. only the family would know the real story, and whats really happening. but thanks for everyones concerns/ comments.

peace and love.

Posted by: sugakane_24 | January 15, 2010 6:20 PM | Report abuse

that's a great picture.

Posted by: josewashington | January 15, 2010 7:13 PM | Report abuse

Was he or was he not lost? Reminds me of a story. I was with a coworker. We were doing some sales work. I was driving. We seemed to be going around in circles. He asked me if I was lost. I said no. He asked if I knew where we were. I said no. He said, "If you don't know where you are, you're lost!"

Anyway, I am glad he was reunited with his family, and that this didn't happen in colder weather.

Posted by: BaracksTeleprompter | January 15, 2010 8:45 PM | Report abuse

If you are going to update an article, it helps to redo the parts tht do not fit.

This should be used in journalism school.

Posted by: gary4books | January 16, 2010 9:29 AM | Report abuse

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