ATHENS, AL (WAFF) - Athens officials confirmed a small child reported missing Saturday has been found safe.
Jeremiah Owens, 4, was reported missing around 2:30 p.m. Saturday. Police said he had last been seen in the area of 1st Cash Express on Grace Avenue.
After several hours of searching, Owens was found safely.
Investigators said his parents were running errands and couldn't remember if Jeremiah got back in the car after the stop on Grace Avenue.
The boy reportedly got out of a vehicle when they stopped at a friend's house, and began playing with other children there.
Friends of the boy's parents didn't know he had been reported missing, and later dropped him off at his grandmother's house.