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Officer located missing 2-yr-old with LPR vehicle

On 04/09/11 at 1:00 p.m., a 40-year-old grandfather and his 2-year-old grandson left in a vehicle, and were to return in two hours. When they didn’t return the family became concerned and called the grandfather’s cell phone. He did not return their calls.

At 3:19 a.m. (04/10/11) the family reported the child missing.  The family believed that the grandfather may have relapsed (drugs/alcohol), and the child was possibly in danger.

The Officers handling the call entered the vehicle in WACIC with the missing child’s name, and entered the child as missing.

Late this evening, while conducting a search for the child and vehicle an officer was able to locate the vehicle using history he found in the LPR vehicle. He was also able to question people at the location of the car, and determine where the 2-year-old was (West Seattle). The grandmother was notified, she responded and recovered the child. Officers responded to the grandmother’s house to check the welfare of the child. He was in good unharmed and in good spirits.