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Missing 11-year-old found safe in Morrisville; Silver Alert canceled

Posted July 1, 2018 7:04 a.m. EDT
Updated July 13, 2018 11:19 a.m. EDT

— An 11-year-old boy who was missing for more than a day was found safe Monday.

Morrisville police have found the Tyquon Malik Brewington, who went missing from the 5000 block of Trinity Village Lane in Raleigh on Saturday.

The Silver Alert issued Sunday for Brewington was canceled around 12:30 p.m. Monday, when he was found in the woods near Evans Road and Weston Parkway.

An officer with a K9 backed the child out of a thickly-wooded area.

Morrisville Police Chief Patrice Andrews said Brewington was found because of a tip from a nearby apartment complex.

"The biggest fear was the heat because it was going to be upwards of 100 degrees, and knowing what we knew about Tyquon and the land where he was, we knew it was very important to find him. We had a lot of help from a lot of agencies," she said.

Andrews said the boy hadn't had water or eaten anything in over a day.

"He had not eaten in a day or so, and it was just melons and Jolly Ranchers, no water and nothing to drink."

His father, who did not want to be identified, said he called family members early Monday morning.

"He was using a fake name, but we knew it was his voice," he said.

His father said it is not the first time he has run away from home.