UPDATE: Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Has Been Found And Is Safe

UPDATE: Missing 13-Year-Old Boy Has Been Found And Is Safe

Byron Sparrow, who was last seen in the area of Eola Road and Liberty Street. (CREDIT: Google Maps)

A 13-year-old boy Aurora police described as “missing and endangered” has been located safely as of 9:20 a.m. today (Monday, June 29).

Byron Sparrow

The Aurora Police Department had been trying to locate Byron Sparrow since around 10 p.m. Sunday (June 28, 2020), after he was last seen in the area of Eola Road and Liberty Street on Sunday evening, wearing a gray graphic T-shirt, blue shorts with red stripes and gray Crocs.

Officers began a search of the area that included the use of a drone team and a K-9 bloodhound. Police suspended the coordinated search effort of the area just before 3 a.m. due to the darkness and resumed again this morning.

At around 8:40 a.m., Aurora police received a call saying a sheriff’s deputy had located the boy in a nearby city after a person spotted him playing basketball and recognized him from a photo broadcast on a local news station.

Aurora police responded, and at 9:20 a.m., detectives confirmed he was the missing teen.

The exact circumstances of the incident remain under investigation, police said.

SOURCE: Aurora Police Department news release