ACTION ALERT: 5-year-old boy found near Dixie Drive, Sunset

NOTE: The boy in this image is NOT a picture of the child in question and is for illustrative purposes only | Stock image, St. George News

UPDATE: 2:25 p.m. – In a St. George News Facebook comment, Jessica Smart wrote:

I was the one who found this boy and it was very clear that he was well taken care of- the poor parents were probably scared to death that he was missing. The officers involved were amazing and very sweet with this child. I am so grateful it ended well- it could have easily been a whole different outcome:( kids are sneaky- it could happen to anyone!! I wish we could all just be kind because we are all human. Let’s help each other and not judge each other so quickly.

UPDATE: 11:41 a.m. – The boy’s parents have been located, police confirmed, adding:

Thank you to everyone who helped circulate this information and alerted the parents that we had located their son. They realized their son was missing and were out actively circulating but had not yet alerted the police.

ST. GEORGE — St. George police are asking for the public’s help in identifying a five-year-old boy found Thursday morning and locating the boy’s parent or guardian.

The child, police describe as nonverbal, was found near Dixie Drive and Sunset Boulevard in St. George just before 11 a.m. A photo of the boy will be forthcoming.

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOY

  • Age: 5
  • Hair: Blonde
  • Eyes: Blue
  • Clothing: Black t-shirt, grey sweatpants and no shoes

Anyone with information regarding this lost child is asked to call:

St. George Police Department – Telephone 435-627-4300

Email: rwayman@stgnews.com

Twitter: @STGnews | @NewsWayman

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11 Comments

  • ladybugavenger October 29, 2015 at 11:38 am

    Wow, hard to comprehend that no one noticed their 5 yr old missing. Are the parents sleeping? Wake up! your kid is in the news.

    • laytonian October 29, 2015 at 1:20 pm

      They DID know their son was missing and they were actively looking for him.
      They hadn’t yet called the police.

      • ladybugavenger October 29, 2015 at 1:55 pm

        I read the update.

    • .... October 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm

      LOL ! I had to laugh for a minute because I thought you posted..wake up your kid is in the oven….

      • ladybugavenger October 30, 2015 at 6:59 pm

        You made me laugh 🙂 would you mind getting in the oven and cleaning it for me…

  • fun bag October 29, 2015 at 12:09 pm

    might’ve been LDS with 13 kids. wouldn’t notice if 1 or 2 was missin’

    • ladybugavenger October 29, 2015 at 1:56 pm

      With that many kids, no one would notice one or two missing, until the head count.

    • euler October 29, 2015 at 6:26 pm

      Ignorant remark.

  • ladybugavenger October 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Good to hear….

  • knobe October 30, 2015 at 7:41 am

    WHY would publishers use a “NOT the actual child” photo ?
    How many people read the tiny print saying ‘stock photo’ ?

    Most people are speed reading ( headline & pic )
    and would be on the look out for THAT boy .

    Very POORLY thought out . . .
    Use the real pic or a location pic , NOT a false pic of a child .

    .

    • Joyce Kuzmanic Joyce Kuzmanic November 3, 2015 at 6:54 am

      We agree in retrospect, knobe. It was done in the urgency of the moment, I don’t expect we’ll do that again.
      Thank you for your input, I appreciate it.
      ST. GEORGE NEWS
      Joyce Kuzmanic
      Editor in Chief

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