MORRISTOWN, Tenn. (WATE) — The City of Morristown shared Tuesday morning that investigators have located a grandmother and her three-year-old grandson after they were reported missing by the child’s mother to police.
Barbara Ann Smith had reportedly taken her grandson, Jaiden Douglas Barger, for a walk from his home on Sulphur Springs Road around 5:30 p.m. Monday in a black and gray Radio Flyer wagon with a canopy. They were later seen at Fred Miller Park at around 7:30 p.m. Around 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, the City of Morristown shared that they had been located and were safe.
“The Morristown Police Department takes all missing child cases seriously,” a news release from MPD states. “We are pleased that both the child and grandmother are safe.”
MPD Chief Roger Overholt also thanked the community who assisted in the search.
“Our investigators will continue to evaluate the circumstances of this incident,” the news release concluded.
EDITOR’S NOTE: This story has been updated.