Missing Phelps County boy located

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(KTVI) -Phelps County authorities say a missing 12-year-old is back home.  He went missing Sunday evening.  The boy had been playing outside near a family home when they noticed he was gone.

Police say the boy has walked away before, but usually returned before dark.

Sunday night, emergency responders search on foot and by air but found no sign of the child.   It was around 4 a.m. Monday morning when Phelps County officials say the boy was located.  He had contacted Phelps County resident near Highway 68 and Highway 8.

Police are investigating where the child was and why he ended up missing.