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Durham child found, is safe

Posted April 4, 2014
Updated April 5, 2014

Dreama Alexandria Ferguson, 25, and Andre Amon Thompson, 38

— Durham police found 1-year-old Andre Thompson Jr. late Friday night after a day of searching and worries for his safety.

Those worries were alleviated when the child was found safe.

Authorities began the search for the child after his parents, Dreama Alexandria Ferguson, 24, of Hudson Avenue, and Andre Amon Thompson, 37, of Horton Road, were arrested on charges of child neglect in Winston-Salem. The child was not with them at the time.


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  • scubagirl2 Apr 4, 2:52 p.m.

    a picture would be good, and DON'T tell me that because of his age it can't be shown. HOW is the public supposed to help when they have NO IDEA who they should be keeping an eye out for? But I do hope he's found swiftly and safe.

  • scubagirl2 Apr 4, 2:54 p.m.

    oh and yes, I did read the LEOs don't have a pic, but someone does.....

  • Walkin Man Apr 4, 3:05 p.m.

    WRAL - great coverage....again.

  • mm23 Apr 4, 3:09 p.m.

    15 pounds is on the small side, so unless this child was a preemie, this too may be a warning signal about his care. Hopefully he is in safe hands, but I fear that may not be the case or the parents would have told LEO where to find him and the child would not be 'missing'.

  • rougemontredneck Apr 4, 3:44 p.m.

    Poor kid.

  • "Screen Name-8/20" Apr 4, 3:49 p.m.

    a picture would be good, and DON'T tell me that because of his age it can't be shown. HOW is the... View More

    — Posted by scubagirl2

    I wonder that too, but then because they're charged with neglect and the story says the 1-year old only weighs 15#, that may be due to lack of food, and if they didn't feed the kid well, maybe they never took a picture of the little guy either.
    Poor kid!!!
    I pray he's ok.

  • Naysayer Apr 4, 3:53 p.m.

    Praying for the little guy, hope he is somewhere safe.

  • parkranger72 Apr 4, 4:20 p.m.

    wow, ... just wow.

  • passport Apr 4, 4:39 p.m.

    Praying for his safe return.

    I think it is a good thing that WRAL posted this, even without a picture. Because perhaps someone who knows the family personally will know where the little boy is and they don't need a picture - just the names of the parents.

  • Obamacare returns again Apr 4, 4:57 p.m.

    wow, ... just wow.

    — Posted by parkranger72

    Normally this would have been my reaction too, but not anymore in this day and age.