Tyler Police: Missing boy found safe - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Tyler Police: Missing boy found safe

Posted: Updated:
Benito Moore (Image courtesy Tyler PD) Benito Moore (Image courtesy Tyler PD)
Benito Moore (Image courtesy Tyler PD) Benito Moore (Image courtesy Tyler PD)
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • DCP searching for missing elderly man

    DCP searching for missing elderly man

    Wednesday, July 30 2014 2:18 AM EDT2014-07-30 06:18:44 GMT
    Dougherty County Police are searching for 71 year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman. He was last seen at his home around 10:00 Tuesday night on the 1700 block of Doug Lane.More >>
    Dougherty County Police are searching for 71 year-old Ronald Sutton Hausman. He was last seen at his home around 10:00 Tuesday night on the 1700 block of Doug Lane.More >>
  • Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Vandals target Habitat for Humanity

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:57:21 GMT
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
    Vandals hit Albany Habitat homes.More >>
  • Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Poor fire protection leads to skyrocketing insurance costs

    Tuesday, July 29 2014 11:54 PM EDT2014-07-30 03:54:39 GMT
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>
    Some Worth County homeowners are seeing steep increases in their insurance premiums because of poor fire protection.More >>
TYLER, TX (KLTV) -

A 7-year-old Tyler boy reported missing Monday night has been found safe, according to police.

Around 8:40 p.m., Benito Moore went missing while playing with friends in his neighborhood. His parents told police they believed he was walking home from Kenilworth Avenue to North Hawthorne Avenue after playing basketball.

When he didn't arrive home by dark, his family notified the police department. 

Benito's aunt, Theresa Moore, says he sometimes plays longer than the others. They didn't think twice about his being late until Benito's grandmother went over to the house to look for him and no one could find him.

Tyler Police, Smith County Sheriff's deputies, family and friends went door to door for several hours. Walking with flashlights, groups called Benito's name.

Sergeant Adam Tarrant with Tyler Police tells us that Benito was coming home after playing with friends and got frightened and hid in some nearby bushes when he saw officers in the area. After police had searched the Moore home twice, Benito went inside undetected and fell asleep in a wardrobe closet. Sgt. Tarrant says that's where he was for most of the search Monday night. 

Copyright 2013 KLTV. All rights reserved.