Missing Wake County boy found safe

WAKE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN) – A missing 9-year-old boy has been found safe in Wake County.

Sheriff Gerald Baker said Bentley Stancil was located in some woods in Wendell just before noon.

Investigators were following up on some information when they located the boy hiding in a camper in an area that had been previously searched.

Deputies said Stancil was checked out by EMS and had no injuries.

The Wake County Sheriff’s Office said the boy left his home and was walking to a bus stop Tuesday morning. The child did not get on the bus and was seen running into nearby woods.

The sheriff said they would be speaking with the family about why the boy ran away “but the important thing is he is safe,” said Baker.

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