Missing Wake County boy is found at restaurant, officials say

Owen Wycoff in a photo from Wake County officials.

RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) — Authorities in Wake County said Monday night they found a missing 12-year-old boy hours after he went missing.

Google map of the search area on Monday night.
Google map of the search area on Monday night. CLICK IMAGE TO ENLARGE

The search was previously underway in the area of Rock Drive and Riverview Road, Wake County deputies said.

Officials said around 10:35 p.m. that Owen Wycoff was found at Church’s Chicken at 1401 New Bern Avenue, which is about 5 miles from his home.

Owen’s dad said that his son, who is new to the area, started off walking to a friend’s house, but got lost.

Owen ended up at the Church’s Chicken, where the staff took care of him until he was found, dad Ramon Wycoff said.

Owen was last seen around 2:30 p.m. at his home in the 900 block of Riverview Road, officials said.

Owen had been dropped off at his home after school, according to deputies.

When Owen’s dad arrived home around 5:30 p.m., his son was not there and deputies were later called.

Neighbors later joined the search, which was in an area about 3 to 4 miles around the home, officials said.



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