Missing Non-Verbal Adolescent Found Safe with Dog in Braidwood


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BRAIDWOOD, Ill. – A non-verbal teenage boy who went missing from his residence in the 1000 block of N. Center St. was found safe, accompanied by his loyal canine companion Tuesday.

The Braidwood Police Department swiftly responded to a phone call reporting the missing boy, who was last seen following his dog into a nearby wooded area. Within minutes, the Braidwood Fire Department and Braidwood ESDA joined forces to aid in the search efforts, with several local residents also offering their assistance.

According to Braidwood Police, Officer Tyree played a pivotal role in locating the boy and his faithful dog, discovering them along a hedgerow in a field. The collaborative efforts of the entire community, including the City of Wilmington Police Department, were integral to the successful resolution of the situation. Chief Jude of the City of Wilmington Police Department even responded from his own residence to lend a helping hand.

The Braidwood Police Department expressed their heartfelt gratitude to everyone who came together to support the search and rescue mission. Their combined efforts ensured the safe return of the missing adolescent, highlighting the strength and unity of the local community.


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