KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — The Knoxville Police Department shared an update early Thursday in a missing child case involving a 9-year-old boy.
KPD said the child, Preston was found safe and reunited with his family at around 12:30 a.m. Thursday.
“As always, thank you for helping to spread the word,” KPD stated in its update.
The Knoxville child had been reported missing on Wednesday, who had reportedly left his home near Dunbar Street and Moses Avenue.
Authorities say nearly 400 people go missing in Tennessee each year. That’s five people for every 100,000. Check this list of people missing from East Tennessee to see if you can help locate someone.
Editor’s Note: This story has been updated.