WICHITA, Kan. (AP) Police are trying to figure out how a 3-year-old boy found wandering in a southeast Wichita neighborhood before dawn managed to leave a house where he had been staying.
A woman noticed the pajama-clad toddler just after 4:20 a.m. Thursday and called police after the boy couldn’t tell her his name or where he lived. Officers knocked on doors in the neighborhood but couldn’t find out where he belonged.
Police received a call more than four hours later about a missing boy. They learned he had been staying with an overnight care provider while his mother worked a night job.
The investigation continues, but police say they don’t believe it’s a case of neglect. The boy’s parents were contacted, and he was released from protective custody.