December 19, 2014

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UPDATED: Missing 9-year-old boy found

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Owen Pressnell

A 9-year-old boy who was reported missing early Tuesday morning was found unharmed later in the day.

Owen Pressnell was found shortly after 1 p.m. on Villanova Circle, Elyria Police Capt. Chris Costantino said.

Owen had been reported missing at about 8 a.m. Costantino said Owen had had an argument with his parents the night before, and left the house on his own.

He was seen near the Anticoch neighborhood and later by Drug Mart. Police issued an alert on their Facebook page urging residents to be on the look out for the boy.

An alert neighbor saw Owen and contacted police, who picked him up. Costantino said the outcome was very good, and police will talk to Owen about why he left his house.

Costantino said the department received numerous calls from residents offering to help look for Owen.

“We’re appreciative of all the phone calls,” he said.