MCSO locates parents of wandering boy found in Tonopah

Posted at 10:36 AM, Jan 09, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-09 13:30:47-05

Maricopa County Sheriff's Office has located the mother of a boy found alone in Tonopah on Monday morning. 

According to MCSO, the child was found near 371st Avenue and Indian School Road. He was wearing a blue long-sleeved shirt and a diaper at the time. 

Officials say he is unresponsive to verbal communication and may be autistic. 

He appears to be between 5 and 9 years old. He's in good health, but is being taken to the hospital for a medical evaluation. 

Fortunately, the child's mother was located around 11 a.m. MCSO will be investigating the incident further.