Updated: January 24, 2013 - 9:56am
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The family friend, the boy and his dog spent the morning in the apartment down the hall. Police began knocking on doors in the building around 5 a.m., at that time the friend says she did not hear Police at the door. When officers went door-to-door a second time before 8 a.m., the friend answered and learned that there was a frantic search in progress for the boy.
Police confirmed that the boy was safe and was not in need of any medical care before returning him to his mother.
Original reportLenexa Police are searching for a missing boy this morning after he disappeared from his home in the Oak Park Village apartments sometime overnight. The child was reported missing around 4:45 a.m., according to Police.
Police confirm the child is a three and a half year old white male. He is believed to be wearing a one piece pajama from the Disney movie 'Cars' and is not believed to have a coat. The family dog, described as a tan and white Yorkshire Terrier and Schnauzer mix, is also missing from the apartment. Lenexa Police say the boy has let himself out of the apartment in the past.
The boy was last seen at his home, an apartment in the complex southwest of the intersection of 95th Street and Quivira Road. The actual address is in the 9500 block of Monrovia.
While also unconfirmed, it is believed the boy has not been seen since around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday.
Lenexa firefighters are using thermal imaging cameras to assist in the search. Officers from the cities of Overland Park, Olathe, Merriam and the Kansas Highway Patrol are also assisting with the search.
Officers at the scene have also requested the Kansas Highway Patrol's helicopter to respond from Topeka as soon as it is available at daybreak this morning. A command post is being established in a nearby shopping center parking lot.
Anyone with information is urged to call 911 immediately.
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