ST. GEORGE — A young boy who was reported missing Thursday has been found safe, St. George police said.
No details were provided about where 3-year-old Brandon Stratton was found or who he was with. Police did not say whether they made an arrest. A man initially identified as a person of interest is no longer thought to be involved.
"Thank you to everyone who reached out in an effort to locate Brandon," St. George police wrote on Facebook about 4:30 p.m. Thursday. "He is safe, healthy, and happy."
Brandon was reported missing about 11 a.m. Thursday morning, said St. George Police Capt. Mike Giles. The child disappeared after he was last seen about midnight at his home in the 400 South block of Main Street in St. George.1 comment on this story
"We are deeming this as a suspicious circumstance," Giles said before the boy was found.
Officers canvassed the neighborhood and sent out a reverse 911 call to inform those who live nearby. They also gave the child's name to the National Centers for Exploited and Missing Children in order to notify police in other states.
The case did not meet the criteria for an Amber Alert, in large part because police didn't know who took the child or have a license plate number belonging to that person, Giles said.