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7:19 am
Sun March 16, 2014

Wandering Child Re-United with Mother

The Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office says a child found wandering along Washtenaw Avenue early this morning had been reunited with his mother.

Credit eWashtenaw.org

Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to the 2000 block of Washtenaw Avenue around 1:52 a.m. Sunday after someone called, worried the child was going to be struck by a vehicle.

Deputies found the 6 or 7 year old boy walking toward a Taco Bell restaurant.  The child was unharmed, but was wearing nothing but a diaper.  He was taken to a local hospital to be checked out.

The sheriff's office says the child had been spending the night locally with his mother, who was visiting a friend.  When the mother woke up, the boy was gone.

Mother and child, who live in Jackson, have been re-united. 

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— Bob Eccles is the Ypsilanti beat reporter, and host of All Things Considered for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him reccles@emich.edu. @BobEcclesWEMU on twitter