UPDATE: Child identified after being found alone

UPDATE: Child identified after being found alone
Unidentified child found alone on Horry County Hwy.

HORRY COUNTY, SC (WECT) - A child found alone along a Horry County highway Saturday evening has been identified.

A Spokesperson with the Horry County Sheriff’s Department released a statement Sunday morning saying, “Thanks in part to help from our incredibly responsive community, the child has been identified and the parents located. The child’s absence remains under investigation.”

Investigators suggested that based on the location the child was found, the case may have connections in Columbus County or Brunswick County.

Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, the Boy was found with no adult on Highway 9 near Marlowe Circle in the Longs area of Horry County.

He is approximately 2 to 3 years old and was not able to answer where he lived or who his parents are.

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