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Phoenix police say missing 6-year-old located in Las Vegas with his uncle

Aug 13, 2022, 7:51 AM | Updated: 8:05 am

PHOENIX — The search for a missing 6-year-old from Phoenix ended after police located the child in Las Vegas with his uncle early Saturday, authorities said.

Police responded to reports of the uncle’s truck, Alfonso Romero Vargas, at a fast food restaurant and found Gerardo Romero Barrera and Vargas inside the restaurant safe, the Phoenix Police Department said in a press release.

Plans are being made to reunite Barrera with his family.

Barrera was reported missing Friday evening, though authorities said there was no reason to believe he was in danger.

He was last seen with Vargas in a truck headed to an area around Las Vegas.

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