Missing child found safe in Durham
DURHAM, N.C. — A 2-year-old boy reported missing over the weekend was found early Monday morning at a Durham home, according to WTVD.
Zy’ion D’youate McCallum was found around 4:30 a.m. on Potter Street after police said they received a tip about his location.
“It was joy because I was able to see my child alive,” said LaTara Robinson, the boy’s mother. “So I’m just happy that he’s here.”
Police said McCallum went missing Saturday afternoon after Robinson left the child with his grandmother and went to work.
The family said Robinson’s younger teenage sister somehow ended up with the child at the DATA terminal in downtown Durham where she allegedly handed him off to another woman for an unknown reason.
The boy was returned to his mother unharmed shortly after being found at the woman’s house almost 48 hours later.
Robinson said she wants to know who the people were who took her child. She said it appears as if they were trying to take care of the boy and not harm him.
Authorities said the circumstances surrounding the boy’s disappearance are still being investigated. It is unclear whether any charges will be filed at this time.