BEND, OR -- Bend Police say a boy reported missing Monday morning has been found safe.
At approximately 9:50 a.m., police were called to the 20800 block of Comet Lane on a welfare check. When officers arrived, they learned 7-year-old Silas Brown was last seen at his home at about 8 a.m. and was not at his elementary school. Silas was apparently on foot and had last been seen wearing a black hooded sweatshirt.
More than a dozen officers responded and began searching the area, including parks and trails nearby. Deschutes County 911 issued an emergency alert for homes in the area.
At approximately 12:09 p.m., Silas returned home.
Bend Police thanks the community for its quick response in sharing Silas’s picture and description.