Family located after autistic child found wandering alone, police say

MNPD was working with DCS to reunite the child with the family.
The child was found alone walking along Harding Place on Sunday afternoon.
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 4:19 PM CDT|Updated: May. 29, 2023 at 6:21 AM CDT
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) - Officers with the Metro Nashville Police Department found a young autistic child walking alone on Harding Place Sunday afternoon.

MNPD officers began searching the area for the child’s parents, including all of the apartment complexes in the area. Officers were able to locate the child’s family around 5:30 p.m. on Sunday.

MNPD’s Youth Services Division and the Department of Children’s Services (DCS) are working to reunite the child with the family.