SAN ANTONIO - UPDATED Wednesday at 1:08 p.m.:
Isaiah "Ronnie" Hedland was found safe and sound around 9:40 a.m., San Antonio Police Chief William McManus said minutes after he held a press conference asking for the public's help in finding the boy.
McManus said the boy was found by an officer in a backyard near his home just after 9:30 a.m.
"I can't stress enough the work of the detectives in this case, and the work of peril officers in this case. They found him this morning because they continued to look, they continued to beat the bushes, doing a great job turning over every stone," McManus said.
It's unclear if the boy was alone when he was found or why he didn't come home on Tuesday.
San Antonio police are searching for a 9-year-old child who was last seen in the 500 block of Hoover Avenue on Tuesday.
Isaiah “Ronnie” Hedland, 9, is described as being 4 feet, 4 inches tall and weighing 56 pounds. He has brown hair and brown eyes and has a mole on the left side of his face.
Isaiah is right-handed with curly ear-top length hair. He was last seen wearing a white polo-type shirt, white khaki pants and carrying a camouflage backpack.
Anyone with information on the child is asked to call the SAPD Missing Person’s Unit at 210-207-7660.
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