UPDATE: The boy's family has been located. He lives in the apartment complex, and it appears he wandered outside when his babysitter fell asleep. Police continue to investigate the incident, and no charges have been filed at this time. Thanks for your assistance.
At about 3 p.m. today, June 2, officers were called to the Whispering Lakes apartments, 43rd and Northern, about a small child found in the parking lot. A witness said they saw the child wandering around outside the apartment complex with no adult supervision. He appears to be in good physical condition but his vocabulary is limited – he only says “two.”
Officers have been unsuccessful locating his family and/or home. He is a black male, about 2 to 3 years old, wearing a blue shirt, blue and white-checkered shorts and brown sandals. If you recognize the child and know his family, please call the East Patrol Division at 816-234-5530 or the TIPS Hotline at 816-474-TIPS.