MESA, Ariz. (AP) -- Police in Mesa say a 3-year-old boy who is non-verbal has been reunited with his parents after being found wandering alone around a city neighborhood.
They're now investigating how the child ended up on his own.
Police say the toddler may have been left in the area of Country Club Drive just north of the U.S. 60 around 11:00 a.m. Thursday.
They asked for the public's help to find out who the child is and who he belongs with.
Police say the boy was reunited with his parents about 6:45 p.m. According to Detective Jason Blomberg, the child remains in the Arizona Department of Child Safety's custody.
No names have been released in this case.
Great News! The Mesa Police Department, with the assistance of the media and general public, was able to locate the parents of the child found at 1400 S Country Club. The investigation as to how the child became lost is still on-going.— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) June 7, 2019
Mesa police has located a child we believe to be about 3 years old in the area of 1400 s Coubtry Club Dr. He is non-verbal and we are asking for help from the general public to find out where he belongs and who he is. Please call 480-644-2211 with any information. pic.twitter.com/qKies7EI5J— Mesa Police Dept. (@MesaPD) June 6, 2019