Missing 10-year-old boy found safe - WBRC FOX6 News - Birmingham, AL

Missing 10-year-old boy found safe

David Strickland (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department) David Strickland (photo source Jefferson County Sheriff's Department)

CENTER POINT, AL (WBRC) - A ten-year-old boy reported missing in the Center Point area on Saturday was found safe Saturday afternoon.

The Jefferson County Sheriff's Department said deputies found David Strickland standing outside of an area church late Saturday afternoon. They said he was wet and hungry, but otherwise okay.

The Sheriff's Department said deputies were planning to feed him and get him some dry clothes, then talk to him about where had had been and why.

"Can't tell you how happy we are," Chief Deputy Randy Christian said.

Strickland was reported missing by the sheriff's department on its Facebook page shortly after 8 a.m. Saturday. Investigators said Strickland had last been seen Friday after school walking home. Strickland's step-father reported him missing Friday evening after returning from errands to find him still not home from school.

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