FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
2:00 p.m. -- Relatives of this child have been contacted. We are working with Children's Division, and an investigation into this situation will continue.
1:26 p.m. -- Springfield police were dispatched to the 1600 block of N. Fremont at 11:55 a.m. after neighbors in the area reported a small child was walking alone, and they were unable to locate a parent or caretaker for the child. Officers canvassed this area and have been unable to determine where or with whom the child belongs. At this time, no child has been reported missing.
The child, whose name is unknown, is believed to be about 3-4 years old but is not verbalizing anything to officers. Anyone with information regarding this child’s parent or guardian is urged to call 911 or the Springfield Police Department at 417-864-1810.
Photo of child
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Case number: 18-7004
Media Contact: Lisa Cox, Public Affairs Officer
Release authorized by: Lt. Robert Byrne