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Missing boy found safe; spotted peeking out from under car

A deputy with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office comforts a 6-year-old who was found safe after...
A deputy with the Washoe County Sheriff's Office comforts a 6-year-old who was found safe after walking away from home.(WCSO Facebook)
Published: Apr. 29, 2021 at 11:08 PM PDT|Updated: Apr. 30, 2021 at 1:11 PM PDT
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RENO, Nev. (KOLO) - The Washoe County Sheriff’s Office released new details in the safe return of a 6-year-old boy who went missing in the Lemmon Valley area.

Oliver Ramirez walked away from his home in the area of Military Drive and Tholl Road around 6 p.m. Thursday, April 29.

The Washoe County Sheriff’ Office, Reno Police Department and neighbors searched hours for Oliver. Washoe County Search and Rescue and RAVEN were also called in to help.

Around midnight, two deputies were driving in the neighborhood, calling out for Oliver on a PA system, when they spotted Oliver peeking out from underneath a car, the sheriff’s office said.

Besides being scared and cold, Oliver was otherwise safe.

The sheriff’s office shared photos on Facebook of the moments deputies found Oliver, saying: “Deputy Bird did what any other father would do — he comforted Oliver. He hugged him and held him all the way home.”

This is Deputy Garrett Bird carrying six-year-old Oliver Ramirez home late last night. Oliver walked away from his...

Posted by Washoe County Sheriff's Office on Friday, April 30, 2021

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