DEERFIELD TOWNSHIP, Mich. (AP) — A 2-year-old autistic boy has been found safe after reportedly wandering from his home in rural Lapeer County.
Police using heat detection equipment located the boy around midnight Tuesday beneath a tree and about a quarter-mile from his Deerfield Township home.READ MORE: ACLU Sues Michigan State Police, Claims Racial Profiling, Black Drivers Pulled Over More
The boy’s father reported him missing about 9:30 p.m. Monday after awaking to find a door to the home open. The boy’s mother was at work.
The family’s dog had wet fur and was found on the porch of the home, about 70 miles (112 kilometers) north of Detroit.READ MORE: Woman Finds 95-Year-Old Message In A Bottle In Michigan
A police dive team searched a pond behind the home, while tracking dogs scoured nearby woods and fields.
The state police Aviation Division arrived at 11:49 p.m. Monday and about five minutes later detected the boy as a heat source near a farm field.
Deputies, on foot, then found the boy beneath a tree.MORE NEWS: Here's A List Of Bills Gov. Whitmer Signed Into Law Thursday
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