UPDATED: Parent of Howard child found
Update, 6:30 p.m.: Howard County police said they have located a parent of a child found in the Laurel area Monday afternoon.
A man called 911 about 5:45 p.m. to report that his son was missing. Police have determined that the man is the father of the young boy.
Police said it appeared that the child might have walked out of his apartment. An administrator with Woods Elementary School in the 9200 block of North Laurel Road found the boy wandering around a school parking lot about 2:20 p.m. Monday.
Police are continuing to investigate. No charges have been filed at this time. The child appeared to be in good health.
Original post: Howard County police are asking the public’s help in identifying a child found in the Laurel area Monday afternoon.
Authorities say an administrator at Laurel Woods Elementary School found the boy wandering on school grounds about 2:20 p.m. Monday. The child has not been able to offer any information about his family.
Officials say the boy, who is black, is believed to be 2 to 3 years old. He has a medium complexion and a small scar in the center of his forehead. He was wearing brown corduroy pants, a gray long-sleeve shirt with red and blue stripes on the sleeves and the number 36 in the center, and blue and white ankle socks and black and red sneakers.
Anyone who recognizes the child is asked to call Howard County police at 410-313-2200.
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