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Fort Myers Police locate family member of lost child

FMPD said he speaks Creole in search to identify loved ones
Fort Myers police trying to identify child, seeking help
Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 29, 2023
and last updated 2023-12-29 19:13:01-05

UPDATE: Fort Myers police, updated, after the initial report that a "family member has been located and the investigation remains active. Thank each of you for sharing."

INITIAL REPORT: Fort Myers police officers are saying they have "exhausted all attempts" to locate family members or the residence of a young boy.

DCF now has custody of the boy until a family member is identified and found. FMPD asks people to share the picture of this boy. Investigators say he speaks Creole, which may underscore the challenge of locating family.

Officers found the boy around 2841 Broadway, near downtown Fort Myers.

If you recognize this child, contact Fort Myers Police at 239-321-7700.