UPDATE: Missing 2-year-old in Mississippi found safe, miles from home

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The search is over for a 2-year-old boy who went missing Thursday night in Bassfield.

Jefferson Davis County Undersheriff T.C. Cooley said Tylan Herring was found Friday afternoon in the parking lot of a Sumrall apartment complex.

The child was taken to a local hospital to be examined.

It is unclear how the child got to Sumrall or if he was alone when found.

The investigation into Tylan’s disappearance remains under investigation.

Two-year-old Tylan Kentrell Herring of Bassfield, Miss., was reported missing Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.
Two-year-old Tylan Kentrell Herring of Bassfield, Miss., was reported missing Thursday, Dec. 30, 2021.

Earlier Friday, dozens of volunteers combed through the area to help law enforcement search for the child in a wooded area near the apartment complex where he went missing.

“It was good to see so many people come out to help,” Bassfield Alderwoman Lisa Blount said.

Volunteers on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, are helping law enforcement officials search for 2-year-old Tylan Herring, who was reported missing Thursday night in the Bassfield community.
Volunteers on Friday, Dec. 31, 2021, are helping law enforcement officials search for 2-year-old Tylan Herring, who was reported missing Thursday night in the Bassfield community.

ORIGINAL STORY:

The Mississippi Bureau of Investigation said Tylan Herring was last seen around 8:55 p.m. Thursday near Barnes Avenue in Jefferson Davis County.

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He was wearing a yellow shirt with black stripes, gray pants with orange tigers on the knees and red and gray shoes.

Tylan is approximately 2 feet tall and weighs 21 pounds, with short black hair and brown eyes.

Anyone with information is asked to call Jefferson Davis County Sheriff’s Department at 601-792-8878 or 601-792-5169.

This is a developing story and may be updated.

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This article originally appeared on Mississippi Clarion Ledger: Toddler missing in Mississippi; search underway

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