A 5-year-old boy from South Roxana was the subject of a community search on Wednesday, but was found not long after he was reported missing. Gabriel Pryor was discovered hiding under a bed inside a home in the 1100 block of Park Street not far from his home.
Authorities were notified of his disappearance around 2:30pm on Wednesday and they began their search. Several agencies responded and a community notification was sent out by phone to residents of South Roxana, prompting a number of residents to take to the streets to look for the boy. Wood River Police sent out a notice through their Facebook page and even more people began circulating his picture. As the Big Z was about to announce the search, the boy was found safe at around 4pm. South Roxana Police continues to investigate the incident.