At approximately 11:03 a.m. this morning August 2nd, 2012 members from the DeFuniak Springs Police responded to the area of Shoemaker Drive in reference to a found child.
The Department of Children and Families (DCF) were notified of the situation. DCF responded and took the child into custody for further assessment.
The undisclosed child was a white male with blue eyes approximately two (2) years of age.
Officers worked diligently over the next two hours going door to door and checking everything possible in hopes to locate the parents, family and/or someone that knew the child.
At approximately 1:42 p.m. officers were successful in locating the residence where the child left from. Officers were still on scene at the time of this release. The investigation is ongoing.
Lieutenant Tilman Mears