Leech Lake Police: 8-year-old boy reported missing now safe

UPDATE: Searchers and family members of a Prescott, Minn. boy who was reported missing say he has been found safe.

Friday morning, community members and family members of the 8-year-old posted on social media say the boy had been found.

Leech Lake Tribal Police confirmed those social media posts, saying late Friday morning on Facebook that the boy had been located. The Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension (BCA) also canceled its missing person alert, saying the boy had been found safe.

5 EYEWITNESS NEWS has reached out to the BCA for additional information on the incident, as well as the search efforts.

A previous version of this report can be found below.

INITIAL REPORT: Authorities are asking for your help in finding a missing 8-year-old Prescott, Minn. boy.

According to the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension’s alert, Alfred Desjarlait III walked away from his home, located in the Prescott area of Cass Lake, around 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 16.

He was last seen wearing a black Timberland jacket, jeans, and multi-colored Puma shoes.

While his home is located near 140th Street Northwest and Wakonabo Drive Northwest, it’s unknown which direction he traveled to, or where he was headed.

Desjarlaid is described as being Native American, weighs 80 pounds and is four feet tall. He has black hair and hazel eyes.

If you know where he may be, you’re asked to call 911 or Leech Lake Tribal Police at 218-335-8277.