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UPDATE: Missing 2-year-old boy found safe after police say his mother returned to Boise

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UPDATE: Boise Police have located a 2-year-old boy named Bentley, who was reported missing Friday morning.

“Boise Police made contact with Bentley and his mom this morning after she drove back to Boise. Everyone is safe,” according to Boise Police.

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Earlier Friday, police said the boy was last seen sleeping at a home around 1:30 a.m. Friday.

Police said Bentley was last seen at a home near 24th Street and Regan Avenue, when his caretaker realized around 2 a.m. that the child was gone and the front door was open. The caretaker believed the boy possibly walked out and police have been canvassing the area and used a drone to help search.

“Officers were able to make contact with the boy’s mother, Mary McMahon, around 3:30 a.m.,” according to a police news release. “McMahon said the child is OK and with her but police have been unable to confirm that.”

Authorities believed McMahon was driving with Bentley on Highway 95 to Oregon, on their way to Reno.

“Officers would like to make contact with them to do a welfare check on both Bentley and Mary McMahon to ensure their safety,” police said. “The vehicle they are in is a blue 2011 Honda CRV. At this time we are asking that if anyone sees them to please call 911.”

Here are a few tips on how to file a report if a loved one or friend has gone missing.



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