Posted on April 24, 2013 at 11:17 PM
Thursday, Apr 25 at 7:35 AM
(KMOV) – A 4-year-old boy was reunited with his family after he was spotted wandering alone in University City Wednesday afternoon.
A resident in the 7000 block of Washington saw the boy and called authorities. University City Police arrived and began a search to locate the boy’s parents.
Officers soon stumbled upon the grandfather’s home in the 7000 block of Kingsbury. His house is approximately one block north of where the boy was first spotted.
Police believe the child wandered about a half-mile and was out for about 30 minutes.
According to authorities, the grandfather did not even know his grandson was missing.
Police say the boy’s mother dropped him off at the grandfather’s house earlier that day. No word on how the boy was able to get out of the home alone.
The boy was safely reunited with his family.