Missing 5-Year-Old Found One Mile From Home in Melby
A 5-year-old went missing after he walked away from his grandmother’s house and was located approximately one mile away.
According to a report from the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office, on July 6th at approximately 6:03 p.m., their office received a report of a 5-year-old male child that had walked away from his grandmother’s home in Melby. The child was reported to be non-verbal and autistic.
An immediate ground search was conducted in the area surrounding the complainant’s home with assistance from the Evansville Fire Department and Douglas County Sheriff’s Office K9. At 6:45 p.m., the child was located walking along a gravel road approximately one mile from the home and was reunited with his family.
Also assisting on scene was Ashby Ambulance service.