Updated @ 8:10 a.m.
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis Police say a 5-year-old boy who was found walking around a Schnucks market Thursday night has been reunited with his mother.
Authorities say they received a call around 6:30 a.m. this morning from a woman reporting that her son was missing.
Seven hours earlier Schnucks employees discovered 5-year-old Noah and his dog King walking in and out of the grocery store on Loughborough Ave. at Interstate 55 around 11:15 p.m.
“Our security officer and the manager on duty spoke to him asking him some basic questions and he was only able to tell them his name and that he was five years old,” says Schnucks spokeswoman Lori Willis.
Employees also told KMOX Noah was complaining he was cold and hungry.
Police took Noah and King into protective custody as they searched for his parents.
Our earlier version:
ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) — St. Louis Police are searching for the parents of a 5-year-old boy who was found walking around a grocery store with his dog Thursday night.
Employees told police the boy was walking in and out of the Schnucks market on Loughborough Ave. at Interstate 55 complaining he and his dog were hungry.
Authorities say the child told officers his name was Noah, and his dog’s name was King, but he couldn’t answer other questions, like what was his last name or where he lives.
Noah and King are now in protective custody.
Anyone with any information about this child is asked to contact the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department at 314-231-1212.