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Tampa police find wandering deaf boy

September 7, 2007


TAMPA, Fla. — Tampa police have found a young deaf boy who apparently wandered away from his group home in the middle of the night.

The boy was found in a busy street wearing only his boxer shorts and holding a box of cereal. Police say the boy could only communicate using a very basic sign language.

The group home reported the boy missing around 6 a.m., about four hours after police found him and started a door-to-door search for his family. The boy has been returned to his caregivers.


    September 7, 2007 at 6:35 pm


  2. David Williams
    September 7, 2007 at 10:15 pm

    how long he ? should be getting new set up for security home system if anyone young minor in the group home if anyone attempt wander off away from home . could be alert wake authrozied up to get minor back home than missing kids my thought ! ok

  3. Diane
    September 8, 2007 at 4:00 pm

    Could be a young Deaf kid who is autistic? How old is he? I hope he is well!

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