UPDATE: Campbell Police found missing child safe at home

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The child is described as a Black male, last seen wearing a white t-shirt

CAMPBELL, Ohio (WYTV) – Campbell Police have found the four-year-old boy that was missing Sunday morning.

Campbell Police said a caller found the boy walking alone near Kirwan Homes overnight in Campbell.

Police say that a friend posted it on Facebook and that she took the child to a bar, Club Privilege, on South Ave. in Youngstown.

According to detectives, someone who was at the bar knew the mom of the child and brought the kid home safely.

Campbell Police were out Sunday morning going door-to-door in the area to look for the missing boy and his family.

Detectives Sunday morning also told First News that the boy has autism, so First News spoke with the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley to ask them if a situation like this is something parents of children with autism prepare for.

“Wandering is a very big concern in our community. Regardless whether the child is considered high functioning or low functioning, children with autism can have a tendency to wander. A lot of children with autism have no sense of danger, so it’s a very real fear for parents that their children will wander off,” said Jodi Glass of the Autism Society of the Mahoning Valley.

Glass adds that any parent of a child with autism should reach out to them if they need any support.

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