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The Latest: Boy found at LA train station united with family

July 5, 2018

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Latest on a incommunicative little boy found apparently abandoned in Los Angeles (all times local):

1:35 p.m.

The Los Angeles Police Department says a possibly deaf or autistic little boy found at downtown’s Union Station has been reunited with his family.

The department tweeted the development Thursday but said the investigation was continuing and did not disclose details.

The department thanked community members and news media for spreading word about the boy, who was left alone at the station on Wednesday. Police had said they could not communicate with the boy.


7 a.m.

Police are trying to identify a little deaf boy found at Union Station in downtown Los Angeles.

Transit officers were alerted to the unattended child around 7 p.m. Wednesday and found that the boy is deaf and does not communicate.

A sign language interpreter tried to communicate with the boy but was unsuccessful.

The Police Department says the child is also possibly autistic.

He’s described as black, 5 to 7 years old, 3 feet 5 inches (1.07 meters) tall and about 60 pounds, with brown eyes and long, braided hair.

He’s dressed in a blue down jacket, white tank top shirt, beige pants and gray tennis shoes.

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