A toddler who was found walking alone in Georgia has been reunited with his parents after a public appeal by police following several unsuccessful attempts to reunite them.
The boy was discovered on Wednesday, May 5, by a concerned citizen who called the police to report a 3 to 4-year-old boy walking around on his own without any parents or guardians with him, according to the Clayton Police Department.
ABC News’ Atlanta affiliate station WSB-TV reports that he was found wandering alone just before midnight at 11:55 p.m. but authorities did not immediately confirm this in their statement.
“The juvenile was found wearing a black shirt, red and black pajama pants with navy blue crocs with lighting on them. Clayton County Police Officers have made various attempts to locate the juvenile's parents, but was unsuccessful,” Clayton County Police Department said in a statement on social media.
Authorities said that the boy -- who is about 3 feet 6 inches tall, weighs between 40 and 50 pounds, has both of his ears pierced -- had been continuously telling officers since they took him into safety that he “left mommy’s house.”
The Riverdale Police Department was also contacted regarding this case since he was found in their jurisdiction but authorities were able to finally reunite the boy with his parents after a public appeal following several unsuccessful attempts to locate them previously.
Authorities did not say if any charges will be filed against the parents at this time.