Missing High Ridge boy found safe

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HIGH RIDGE, MO (KTVI) – A six-year-old boy who disappeared while playing near an apartment complex Thursday afternoon has been found, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office said.

According to a spokesperson for the sheriff’s office, the boy went up a trail in the 300 block of Emerson Road to play around 5:20 p.m. The child never came back. The family contacted authorities a little over an hour later.

The boy was found safe by 8:20 p.m.