Missing 8-year-old boy found safe

Published: Mar. 17, 2023 at 6:18 AM CDT
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CASS LAKE, Minn. (Valley News Live) - The Leech Lake Tribal Police Department says 8-year-old Alfred Desjarlait III has been found safe after leaving his home Thursday night.

Sheriff Bryan Welk said the Cass County Sheriff’s Office received a request for assistance in locating the missing child around 10:40 p.m. on March 16. Initial information was that Desjarlait left a neighboring residence in rural Cass Lake and did not arrive home.

Throughout the evening, several resources and personnel were utilized in searching for the missing boy. On Friday, March 17, the search continued and the boy was located safe at a home in the area.

Several Tribal, County, and State resources were utilized, including personnel going door to door, drone teams, ATVs, and snowmobiles.

Officials want to thank the public for their assistance during the search and its positive outcome. No other information is available for release at this time.