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PORTLAND, OR (KPTV) - A young boy who was found wandering alone in northeast Portland Tuesday morning has been reunited with his family, police said. 

At around 6:44 a.m., officers responded to Northeast 122nd Avenue and Northeast Sandy Boulevard on the multiple reports of a child seen wandering in the area.

Officers arrived at the scene and found a little boy believed to be about 4 years old.

Police described the boy as African American, about three and a half feet tall and weighs about 80 pounds. He was found wearing a t-shirt but no pants.

According to police, the boy is believed to be developmentally delayed. He has been asking for his "grandma."

Officers provided the boy with clothes and remained with him until his parents or guardian were located, police said.

At 8:37 a.m., police reported that the boy was back with his family. "After local news coverage of this found child, a tip came in with information which led to the re-uniting of the child with family. We greatly appreciate local media partner assistance with getting this information out so quickly, which resulted in a positive resolution," police said. 

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(5) comments

Eliza Cassan

So the parents or whoever just let the 'kid' wander the streets alone with no pants, and social services just give him back to those guardians?

Just curious

[huh]Where is the picture of the 4 year old? All I could find was a picture of the cop's car.


A four year old with gray hair. We see something new every day.


I agree with Frederick. That kid looks 9 or 10, which is about right for 80 pounds. There aren't many 80-pound 4-year-olds.

Frederick Fukov

Four? C'mon..dude's got gray hair and a mustache. I think he's really what they call a "little person," and he's just jerkin' the cops chains.

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